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Run Controls are created by users to run reports and processes in the Finance System.

By creating a specific Run Control for frequently-run reports, you can reuse that Run Control each time you run the report, without having to retype the parameters for that report.

Adding a Run Control

For example, if you wanted to create a Run Control for the 1074 report that includes all of the cost centers assigned to Dr. Smith, you could create a Run Control as follows:

1. Navigate and select “Dept Verification Rpt (1074)” from the menu.
2. Click on “Add a New Value.”
3. Enter a Run Control ID that is easy to remember (e.g., 1074_Smith).
4. Click the “Add” button.

5. Enter the parameters for the report (e.g., accounting period range, fiscal year range, cost center(s), check the sections of the report you want to run, etc.).
6. Click the “Save” button to save the parameters to the Run Control ID before running the report.
7. Each time you want to run the same report, select the same Run Control (1074_Smith). You can run it with the existing parameters or change some of the parameters as described below.

Changing the Parameters of a Run Control

You can change the parameters (e.g., cost centers) for a Run Control at any time by pulling it up, making the change, and saving the Run Control.

For example, if Dr. Smith was assigned another cost center that needed to be added to the “1074_Smith” Run Control, you would do the following:

1. Navigate and select “Dept Verification Rpt (1074)” from the menu.
2. Click on “Find an Existing Value.”
3. Enter the Run Control ID previously created (1074_Smith).
4. Click the “Search” button.

5. Add the cost center to the Report Parameters page.
6. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page before you run the report to save the changes. If you don’t want to permanently change the parameters, you can run the report without saving the change.

Deleting a Run Control

To delete Run Controls that are no longer needed, follow the instructions below:

1. Navigate to and click on the “Delete Run Control ID” link.

2. Check the Run Controls you want to delete and click the “Save” button.

3. The Run Controls are deleted.

If you have questions about using Run Controls, contact Mike Glisson at 713-743-8706 or mtglisson@central.uh.edu.