Generating the DDSP file

In various troubleshooting cases and to design and test a Docentric report template, we need to generate the report data source and save it as a physical file called the Docentric Data Source Package (DDSP file).

There are two possible ways to generate the DDSP file:

  • By switching on the Generate DDSP when report runs option in the Docentric report setup.
  • By printing to a special print destination – Generate DS. This approach isn’t recommended for Print Management reports, which is why Docentric provided the option to hide the Generate DS print destination in the Docentric AX parameters.
    Generate DS displayed

The first option is the most commonly used way of generating the DDSP file. Here are the steps:

  1. In the Docentric AX workspace, select Reports.

  2. In the Filter, write the report technical name to locate the report, then open it by clicking on it. If the report is not yet registered with Docentric, you’ll first need to register it.
    Locating the report in the Docentric report setup

  3. Select the Generation options menu item.

  4. Click Edit and set Generate DDSP when report runs to Yes.

  5. Save and close the setup.

Once you’ve completed the steps, execute the report and the DDSP file will automatically be downloaded to your browser.

If you are downloading a DDSP file for the first time, note the browser warning informing you that it has blocked the content from downloading - to proceed with the download, please make sure to allow this content type to be downloaded.
In case the DDSP file doesn’t generate, check the technical name of the report.

You can read more about the Docentric Data Source Packages (DDSP) in the following resources:

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