Sharing reports

Originally Posted 4 April 2016, 11:09 pm EST

  • Originally Posted 4 April 2016, 11:09 pm EST

    Hi,

    We have multiple customers with their own database and their own models (although the model is exactly the same just connecting to a different database). Is it possible for customer (a) to create a report and to then share that report with customer(b)? So essentially just copying a created report from one model to another model?

    Thanks
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    This is great news, do you have steps or a link to a guide on how I can share the reports, i'm still quite new to Active Reports Server.

    Thanks
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    Hello,

    If the model is the same with both the customers, the shared report should work.
    I tried the following at my end and report got previewed correctly :

    1) me and my colleague had different databases at our ends. (with a slight difference being that the database at my end consisted of extra tables)
    2) we shared a common model and report -> uploaded the same on the server.
    3) modified the ConnectionString for the models at our ends -> validated -> saved the models.
    - The reports got correctly previewed.

    Please let me know if I am missing something here.

    Regards,
    Reema
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    Hello,

    I am sorry but I guess there was some misunderstanding regarding your problem statement at my end.
    I regret for any inconvenience caused.

    Please share the following information :

    1) do you have different models corresponding to different databases ? Or, you have a single model for different databases ?
    2) do the customers 'a' and 'b' lie under the same role ? or have different roles/permissions assigned to them ?

    I request you to please share the above information and elaborate a bit more upon your scenario, so that I could assist you appropriately.

    Regards,
    Reema
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    Hi Reema,

    1. The models are the same but they are for separate databases, ie. the database schema is the same.
    2. Customers have their own roles and permissions

    Thanks
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    Hello,

    I am working on your issue and will get back to you asap.

    Regards,
    Reema
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    Hello,

    Regarding your queries :

    >>>> Is it possible for customer (a) to create a report and to then share that report with customer(b)?
    Yes, it is. You need to create your own custom security provider to implement this.
    Please refer to the following documentation links which discuss the same :
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/CreateaCustomSecurityProvider.html
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/ChangingAConnectionString.html
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/UsingLDAPandActiveDirectory.html
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/areSecurity.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27q07lSwGg

    >>>> do you have steps or a link to a guide on how I can share the reports, i’m still quite new to Active Reports Server.
    You need to impose the required permissions on your resources(reports, models, schedules, etc) so that they could be shared with other users. I would request you to please refer to the following documentation links for more information on these :
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/areManagingUsers.html
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/areManagingRoles.html
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/arePermissionsManagement.html
    http://arhelp.grapecity.com/webhelp/AR10Server/areSecurity.html

    Hope it clarifies.

    Regards,
    Reema
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