You create a basic report to provide the foundation for your own report based on selected parts of the reports database.
Report Builder is a separately downloadable part of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012, and provides the facility for you to create, modify, and deploy your own reports to the Reports Server, based on selected parts of the EcoStruxure Building Operation database.
Using Report Builder, you can use wizards to create a table, map, chart, or matrix as the basis for your report. The data content of your report is based on the selection of datasets within the EcoStruxure Building Operation data source (StruxureWareReportsDB) in SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012.
You can also modify existing factory supplied reports that are provided with the WebReports installation.
When you have built and formatted a report, you can deploy it to the Reports Server. You then synchronize the report with WebReports so that the report is displayed in the Reports Tree in a web browser.
After the reports is synchronized with WebReports, you cannot rename or delete the reports. Even if you delete reports from Report Manager, the reports will still be displayed in Reports Tree of WebReports.
The Report Builder section of this reference guide provides basic report customization procedures, and every effort is made to ensure that the information provided is accurate. For more detailed information about the Report Builder third-party software, please refer to the Microsoft Report Builder Online Help.
In MS Report Builder, select Blank Report .
In the editor, type a title for the report.
Click the Save button.
In the Save As Report dialog box, type a name and select a location for the report.
Click Save .
Click Run and view the generated basic report.
Now, create a data source for the report.