Working with the SQL Template Designer > Exporting/Importing Report Templates
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Exporting/Importing Report Templates
In support of community report sharing, custom report templates can be exported to a file (.rtd) and then imported into another environment. This feature broadens the access to already developed, unique reports that may be ideal for your environment.
Export a Report Template
To export a custom-designed report template from your Portal to a .rtd file:
1. Create and save a custom report template using the instructions in Working with the Dynamic Template Designer or Working with the SQL Template Designer.
2. Click Explorer in the Menu Bar at the top of the browser window.
3. In the Navigation Panel, select the folder where your report template resides.
4. In the Explorer content pane, select the report template and click Export in the Action bar above the View Panel.
5. Click Save File and OK to save this .rtd file so that it can be shared and imported by others.
To import a report template, see Import a Report Template.
Import a Report Template
NOTE: Report templates are version-specific and are not backwardly compatible. Therefore, you cannot export a report template that was created in a later Portal software version and then import it into an earlier Portal version. The reverse, however, is supported—a template exported from an earlier version can be imported into a later Portal software version, but the template may experience some loss of formatting when imported.
To import a custom-designed report template, follow these steps.
1. Click Explorer in the menu bar at the top of the browser window.
2. In the Navigation Panel, select the folder where you want the imported report template to be saved.
3. Click Import in the Action bar above the View Panel.
4. In the Report Template Import window, click Browse to find the saved template (.rtd) file on your local system.
5. Select the .rtd file and click OK. The imported template will appear in the folder you specified and now can be generated.
See also Export a Report Template.
RECOMMENDATION: Visit the Report Library for additional report templates: