You create a data source to establish the EcoStruxure Building Operation database as the source of data for your new report.
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, in the Design view, point to New and then select Data Source .
In the Name box, type a name for the data source.
The data source name cannot contain spaces, and it must begin with a letter followed by letters, numbers, or the underscore character (_).
Click Use a connection embedded in my report .
In the Select connection type box, select Microsoft SQL Server .
Click Build .
In the Connection Properties dialog box, in the Server name box, enter the name of your Reports Server, using the format xxxxxx\SQLEXPRESS (where xxxxxx is the server name).
Click Use Windows Authentication .
In the Select or enter a database name box, select StruxureWareReportsDB .
Click Test Connection to ensure you have valid settings in the database.
In the Test results dialog box, click OK
In the Connection Properties dialog box, click OK .
In the Data Source Properties dialog box, click OK .
Now, create a dataset for the report.