Initializing a MEDITECH standard report never works when you really need it to. That's not a knock on NPR; NPR does what it was intended to do very well, maybe even better than it was designed to ... its that converting code is a very tough thing to do.
When Initializing Report from Standard fails ... print off the report's source & object code.
Reviewing MEDITECH's standard report code usually yields enough ideas for you to write a new custom report that meets your needs.
To specify the report name for a scheduled Client Server report, you need to write a macro to set the file path.
MEDITECH Reporting Utilities >> CS File Path Macro
You then call that macro from the report's title. The syntax can be hard to remember, and you want to get it just right. Use this tool to get that right.
MEDITECH Reporting Utilities >> NPR Client Server - Macro Syntax
Ken calls me ... a MEDITECH MAGIC report I'd scheduled isn't showing up.
To find root cause, I needed to know 1) if the report has been running every day; and 2) whether or not the files contain the right data.
Fingers flying through menus ...
40. MIS Spooling Menu
50. Report Schedules and Distribution
54. Print Audit Trail Report Schedule
... I printed the report's scheduling history to my desktop via DOWNLOAD.
That's funny, look @ that ... I entered the incorrect date format when I scheduled the report.
To fix - I printed my NPR to the SCHED print option and overwrote my previous schedule using the sliding date.
All fixed Ken, and next time I'll remember the right date format, great catch!
Maybe you’ve heard: Client Server 5.6 comes with a new feature, the Report Scheduler.
Read all about it here: Scheduling MEDITECH Reports in Client Server 5.6. If you haven't read the article, read it now and the rest of this will make more sense.
Scheduling reports with date prompts requires a specific process. You must enter the date at Scheduling Time to look like this:
Taking a page right out of the Meditech Manual, here's some other options for you to refer back to.
MEDITECH Reporting Utilities
>> NPR Client Server - Macro Syntax
Tired of looking up the syntax for macro calls in MEDITECH Client Server? Try this ...