Report Suite ID for Virtual Report Suites
As I have helped companies evaluate and migrate to using virtual report suites (typically to avoid the cost of secondary server calls or to filter garbage data) there will come a point where you will need to shift your reports to using the new virtual report suite instead of the old report suite. How you make that update varies a bit deepening on what tool is generating the report. In the case of Report Builder reports the migration takes a low level of effort but can be tricky if you don’t know where to look. So here’s some help with that 🙂
If you have used Report Builder you may be familiar with the feature that lets you use an Excel cell containing a report suite ID as an input to your Report Builder request. Behold, the feature:
Now, it is easy to know what this RSID is if you are the one that set up your implementation and you specified the RSID or you know where to find it in the hit being sent from your site. However, for VRSs you don’t get to specify your RSID as directly. Fortunately Adobe provides a list of all your RSIDs on an infrequently-used page in your admin settings. Just go to Admin>Report Suite Access:
There you will see a list of all your report suites including the VRSs. The VRSs start with “vrs_<company name>” and then are followed by a number and something similar to the initial name you gave your VRS (yellow arrow). Note that your normal report suites are in the list as well (orange arrow).
Now use that value to replace the RSID that you once used in your Report Builder report.
Keep in mind, though, that this list is an admin feature so you may also want to make a copy of this list that you share with your non-admin users…or withhold it until they do your bidding. Up to you.