Custom Report in Grid Control has Issue with MS Outlook

From: David Barbour <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 12:27:06 -0500
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This is probably a flippin' Windows question, but it's got me stumped at the moment. My manager had been having a recently departed member of our team log CPU utilization details daily into a spreadsheet. There are five servers involved, a database server and 4 application servers. Rather than having the task rotate through the remaining members of our much shrunken staff (including me), I 'mentioned' that I could email him a CPU report from Grid Control.

So far, so good.

So I create the report. It shows our Central Instance/Database Server (this is SAP) and the 4 Application Servers. Preview gives me 5 pretty little graphs, properly labeled and everything.

So far, so good.

I email the report and when I get it in Outlook, the graphs and headers change as I scroll! So I end up looking at the Central Instance graph twice and Apps Server 2 three times, which changes as I scroll up and down the email to the Central Instance once, Apps Server 1 once, and Apps Server 3 a couple of times. Actually as I scroll up and down, it's a toss-up as to what will show up on the screen.

Not really sure it matters since I really doubt it'll ever be looked at anyway (unless there's a problem), but just in case, and because I actually

care about my work ...................

If I email it it gmail, it works like a champ.

Looked in Metalink (My Oracle Support) and despite a number of creative seraches (I do like the new search functionality - it's a lot better), can't find any references.

Okay, it's probably me. I've also messed around with my Outlook Settings which merely served to temporarily disable and crash that whole application.

Anybody had a similar experience with emailed Grid Control reports?

Received on Thu Dec 04 2008 - 11:27:06 CST

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