BI platform creates instances from objects; for example, a report instance is created when you schedule a report object to run and finishes successfully. A report instance is a report object that includes specific report data; the report data can be retrieved from one or more data sources. Each instance includes data that is current at the time the report is processed.
Similarly, BI platform creates a program instance when the Adaptive Job Server runs a scheduled program object. Unlike report instances, which can be viewed in their completed format, program instances exist as records in the object history. BI platform stores the program's standard output and standard error in a text output file.
You can view and manage instances by the following methods:
Opening the History dialog box for an object.
Using the BI platform Instance Manager.
The following link displays the History dialog box for individual objects: