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Get Started with the Javelin Reporting Portal

Overview

The Javelin Reporting Portal is a web-based interface for storing, managing, running, and scheduling your Windward templates. Think of it as an accessory to AutoTag. Simply log in to Javelin, upload the templates that you built in AutoTag template designer, and you’re off and running!

 

Windward’s report and scheduling server allows for access and control from any application – regardless of programming language. It can schedule reports to run at any given time and email the report as an attachment, save the report to your server, or save it in the Javelin platform itself.

Within the Javelin Report Portal, you can easily see all the information on templates, POD files, scheduled report runs, previously scheduled reports, and users.

 

Requirements and Compatibility

Javelin requires the following tools to be installed for its operation:

•    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
•    Windows Server 2008/2012 or Windows 7/8/10 with 4GB RAM or higher  
•    IIS 7 
•    SQL Server 2008/12/14 (Express or Full)
•    Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Chrome
•    SMTP Email Server or Relay for sending emails for generated reports

Note: Mozilla Firefox is currently not supported

 

Architectural Overview

The Javelin Reporting Portal is a multi-tier enterprise application based on a .NET Server with a frontend web client. It uses a database and file store as its backend. It is intended to be hosted on a standalone IIS installation.

Installation

See our Installation Guide.

 

Registering Users

See our articles on Users, and setting User Permissions (Roles).

 

Using Javelin

Javelin Reporting Portal is broadly divided into the following four main sections or pages through these main tabs:

 

Note: The views displayed for each user depends on his or her individual roles and privileges.

Home

The Home section lets the user see the templates and PODs in the portal, in order to view, run and schedule the templates. 

  • Templates: Uploading, Deleting, Template Details
  • PODs: Uploading/Downloading, Deleting, POD Details, PODs & Variables, POD-Template relationships
  • Generate Reports (Output): Output Format, Variables, Email options

 

Scheduler

The Scheduler section allows users to view, edit or delete schedules.

  • Create and Modify Schedules

Reports

The Reports section allows users to view the reports generated from templates that were scheduled or run on demand.

  • View/Download generated reports (full history is accessible)

Admin

The Admin section is where the users are created, modified or deactivated. There is also a configuration settings page which allows application level configuration options to be set.