Thank you

RPE 2.1 is a solid, feature rich release and for me it is extra special as it’s the last as the product’s architect. The project is carried on by my team, talented people that put a lot of heart in the work they do.

When I started this project 9 years ago I never expected it will grow into what RPE is today. I’m amazed, grateful and proud to see you rely on the tool I’ve created and learn of the creative ways in which you use RPE to solve a multitude of complex problems.

RPE has been an important part of my life but the time was right for a change so in March I’ve joined the IBM Internet of Things team. I hope this will be as interesting, fun and rewarding as building RPE was.


How to configure RPE 2.0 to send emails on document completion

RPE 2.0 and RPE 2.0.1 users can receive email notifications when a document generation job completes.

This capability needs to be enabled by the administrator and each user. For both roles the procedure is exceedingly simple.

As a user

You need to enter your email address in the settings page. The user settings are accessed from the menu next to your user name in the top bar of the page.rpe_mail_user_2
: if configured to use JTS for authentication RPE will automatically retrieve your email address associated with your JTS account.


As an administrator

You need to configure RPE to access an email service. This is done by filling the highlighted entries in the image  below.

rpe_mail_settingsThe administrative page is accessed just like the user settings page: from the context menu next to the user name in the top bar. The menu is only available to users that have the administrative role.

Once the mail settings are properly configured an email will be sent to the owner of the document each time a document generation completes (successfully or not). For successful jobs you can access the generated documents immediately using the links from the email.

Advanced configuration

The administrative settings page also contain two properties that allow the administrator to change the content of the email generated by RPE. Please make sure that code is valid HTML and test it in a browser before changing it in the RPE settings.

RPE 1.3

RPE 1.3 has eGA-ed today, Oct 31st 2014. I want to thank the entire RPE team for all the hard work and creativity they have put in this release.

RPE 1.3 introduces new features, improves existing ones and fixes problems found in previous releases. For information on how to access the release, see the fix list or the system requirements and more please see the RPE 1.3 Download Document

Main themes

  1. serviceability – improved error information and identification, visual template debugger etc
  2. usability – continues the work started with RPE 1.2
  3. output improvements – overall better quality of PDF and Word documents, new HTML output features (TOC breadcrumbs), new Word output features (multiple documents from a single report)
  4. securitypassword protected output documents, digitally signed output documents, digitally signed templates etc
  5. performance – reduces document generation time for Reportable REST data sources through a more efficient authentication process

More details on what is new in this release can be found in the new RPE 1.3 Infocenter and will be discussed here as usual.