Adobe Report Builder - Legacy Reports

Chris_Leyland 19-03-2018

Hi,

We've had some reports set up by a previous member of staff via Adobe Analytics report builder & these have been scheduled to run as a daily extract as a PDF.

Is there any way to access the raw excel version of these reports?

Thanks,

Chris

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Chris_Leyland 19-03-2018

Hi Pabloc,

Thanks- however the user left the company & I can only assume the original file is long-since gone.

I was hoping that due to the ongoing schedule, there must be some copy of the raw API command existing somewhere that I could access to be able to replicate the report- or is it that once the report is scheduled it just becomes a sealed case that we can't get in to edit?

Good suggestion with using a PDF to excel editor, however the value will be getting access to the users report builder set up, rather than just the report template.

Thanks,

Chris

Answers (4)

Answers (4)

pabloc82923542 19-03-2018

Any way the original user can get you a working copy of excel file? if not then...

You will need to re create the excel file with adobe plugin, as if original is not available then there is no easy way for a scheduled report in PDF to be converted to excel.

A sort of possible solution to get a base file is...

https://www.pdftoexcel.com/

The caveat is you need Adobe Excel plugin to make a new master with all the breakdowns for each data block.

good luck

pabloc82923542 19-03-2018

Yes sorry full circle here.. its not possible to change destination file of PDF to excel...

All I can think of is if Adobe support from the back end can change output format for you.(Its not something on the front end we can do).

Chris_Leyland 19-03-2018

Yeah, that would be the perfect scenario, however the only scheduled version is the PDF- meaning the copy that gets delivered is the PDF version.

pabloc82923542 19-03-2018

Hey you may be lucky...

Can you get a copy of a delivered report from one of the recipients?

If so then what you should try is on a PC install the Adobe Report builder add on. Then try and open the excel file. If user settings allow you should be able to then open and see all report builder data blocks...