The following steps illustrate how to install a permanent Ad Hoc Analysis icon on your desktop without logging in to Reports & Analytics:

  1. Open a browser, log in to Reports & Analytics and go to Adobe Marketing Cloud > Ad Hoc Analysis.

  2. Click Launch Ad Hoc Analysis.

  3. Take the downloaded discover.jnlp and place it in the desired location.

  4. Open the .jnlp file in the text editor of your choice. Notepad or Notepad++ is preferred for Windows. TextEdit is preferred for Mac OS. Do not use Microsoft Word.

    Note:

    WARNING: When you choose the program to open this file, make sure that "Always use this program to open this file type" is deselected. If this box is checked, all .jnlp files open in the chosen text editor.

  5. Once opened in the text editor, scroll down to the bottom. Notice a snippet of code similar to the following:

    <application-desc main-class="com.omniture.workbench.DiscoverClient">
        <argument>
            oberon_token=[A hashed alphanumeric value]
        </argument>
        <argument>
            company=[Your login company name]
        </argument>
        <argument>
            user=[Your user name]
        </argument>
        <argument>
            sc-base-url=https://sitecatalyst.omniture.com/
        </argument>
    </application-desc>
  6. Take the following snippet of code:

    <argument>
        oberon_token=[A hashed alphanumeric value]
    </argument>

    And replace it with:

    <argument>
        password=[Your password]
    </argument>

    Note:

    Do not put your password in this file if you are using a public or shared workstation. Instead, put the password argument in but leave the value after the equals sign blank. When launching the file, you are presented with a login screen.

  7. Save the file and close the text editor.

Double-clicking this shortcut now takes you directly to the Ad Hoc Analysis interface without opening a browser window.

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