You synchronize WebReports with a deployed report to ensure that the report displays in the WebReports Reports Tree. You use WebReports with a Web browser to complete this procedure.
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.
If you have added images to your report, synchronization alone will not enable you to see them in the deployed report. To see newly added or changed image(s), you must redeploy each time you add or change an image.
Log on to WebReports with an administrator's user account.
In WebReports, on the menu bar, select Report Packs .
On the Manage Report Packs page, click Synchronize .
When synchronization is successful, click OK .
Verify that the new folder and the report are in the Reports Tree.
Now, you can generate and view the new report from a Web browser or in WorkStation.