Alloy users can create a personalized report template by opening an existing report template in their Alloy report catalog, clicking Edit in the action bar, setting any available parameters, and saving the form. However, when the Alloy user saves the form it is not immediately available for use.
From an Alloy user's perspective, this is what happens:
When you save the personalized report template, a temporary copy is placed in your report catalog and your Alloy client plug-in communicates with the Web services application on the Alloy server, which in turns works with SAP to perform needed actions. It can take several minutes for this process to complete, during which time the new personalized report template is not available for use. Once the process is complete, your reports view will refresh, as follows, and you can use the new report template:
If your report catalog view is open and has focus, it is refreshed to display the new personalized template.
If your report catalog view is open but does not have focus, it is not refreshed but you can switch to the open report catalog view and refresh manually by clicking the View refresh action button.
If your report catalog is not open, opening it will display the refreshed view.