If I want to save a report as a static PDF via the 'file>save as' option, I see that the PDF gets saved to a publication channel. Is the only way to then access this saved PDF via Information Delivery Portal? My organisation does not have the Delivery Portal so I wondered if there was some other way of accessing the saved PDF (other than the file>print option which renders the PDF to a web browser window - as my reports are so large due to group breaks, this option has to be done in batches and takes a very long time - so I'm looking for ways to make the process more efficient)
The results are actually stored in the WebDav location and can be accessed using other tools. Information Delivery Portal isnt required, it's just the SAS developed mechanism to easily connect & organize the content.
I will speak to our DBA who administers our SAS packages and see if we can save and then access the PDFs.
So when I try to save the static PDF it asks which publication channel to save to, the only option is SAS Test Channel, do the channels inform the folder structure of where things are saved on the content server. So would it work if I saved to the Test Channel? If not and we need to create a channel to save the PDFs to, how to we do this without Information Delivery Portal?
You can also generate a PDF version of the report by selecting File>Print. Once the PDF is generated, you can save it like any other file. You could then use the steps documented at http://support.sas.com/kb/37813 to surface this file via WRS.