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SQL Server Model Generation

If you have trouble generating models using Windows Authentication with SQL Server, you may see the following errors:

Confirming Changes in the Report Portal

In this section, we'll log into the Report Portal and view the report that we modified in Editing Server Reports. Also, we'll check out the report history and how to revert to a version of the report from before our changes.

Editing Server Reports

Continuing from our previous topic on Connecting the Designer to the Server, we have the stand-alone report designer open, and we are logged in as Jennifer.

Connecting the Designer to ActiveReports Server

This section describes how to use the stand-alone version of the report designer included with the developer version of ActiveReports.

Scheduling Reports

In this exercise, we log in as an end user and use the shared schedule template that we created in the Administrator Dashboard to schedule a report in the Report Portal. We will also learn how to look at the report creation history.

Schedule Template Setup

If you already set up the SMTP server in the Server Configuration wizard, you can skip this first part.

Set User Categories

This section describes how individual users can organize reports their way by creating user categories.

User Login

Log in as the administrator and as each user that you created in Creating User Accounts, and make sure that you can view the right reports for the category and permission settings.

Find and Display Reports

Now that we've set up the Administrator Dashboard, we can shift over to the Report Portal, where our users will access reports.

Setting Report Permissions

On the Reports list page of the Administrator Dashboard, we can set report permissions and categories. Now that we've created a “Quick Start” category we can put a report in it. Also, we can put the Employee Directory report in the "HR" sub-category.

Avoid Drudgery with Report Parts

The best innovations spring out of our desire to avoid boring, repetitive, drudge work. This is why we bring you (*ta da!*) report parts.

Creating Report Categories

We use the Reports list to set report permissions and categories. But before we can set categories, we need to create them.

Viewing Reports

With ActiveReports Server, you can view end user reports created with the optional Designer Add-On. You can also upload reports created in the developer version of ActiveReports. All reports on the server appear in the Administrator Dashboard Reports list.

Creating User Accounts

Here we will create three users who can log into the Report Portal and assign them to the roles we created.

Creating Roles

Once you've installed and configured ActiveReports Server, you can begin adding people to use it. Each person has a user account that belongs to a role. We'll start by setting up roles for our people.

Verifying Your Server Configuration

Once we finish Installing ActiveReports Server, we want to verify that we have set it up correctly. Let's log into the Report Portal and look at a sample report. Use the administrator account that we created in the Server Configuration Wizard just after installation (user name: administrator, password: secret) to log in.

Firewall Settings for ActiveReports Server

We have finished setting up and installing ActiveReports Server. However, in its current state, you can only access the Report Portal and Administrator Dashboard from the PC on which it is installed.

Installing ActiveReports Server

Continuing from the previous post on Preparing Your System for an ActiveReports Server Installation, here are the steps to install ActiveReports Server.