A cab is built only when all the objects added in an open configuration file are available on the Report Server at the time of building the cab.
When the configuration file is opened, iPackager validates the information stored in the configuration file with respective server. If any of the information stored in configuration file is not found on server, the entry (including parent entries) is highlighted in red. In addition to this, if any of the following conditions exist, red highlight would appear.
- Source report for a linked report is not found.
- Task for a job is not found.
- Report for a task is not found.
- Any object added but not found in the server at the time of opening a configuration file or building the cab file.
- Invalid characters used in object names.
Once the cab file is built, but some objects are missing and if the cab file is deployed, an error message appears. To find out the details of the error, you can validate the error by downloading the log file. You can check the reason for the error and rectify only the identified error and re-build the cab file successfully. This saves time from checking the complete log.
Figure 16: Download log
Click on Download Log option to download an error log. You can view the error category under Category list.
Valid and Invalid characters for filenames
Valid characters for filename: 0-9, a-z, A-Z, “-“, “_”, “@”, “.”
All of the above can be one word or multiple words.
Configuration file having invalid filename is prompted with a warning message stating that the file cannot be saved.