When you deploy your report, you can provide data source credentials that specify how the report will link to the Reporting Services data. Open the Data Source Credentials dialog from the Publish Report.
OfficeWriter Reporting Services Integration is available in both OfficeWriter Enterprise Edition and OfficeWriter Standard Edition. When you select a feature that is available in the Enterprise Edition only, the Enterprise Feature dialog will open. The dialog allows you to disable the warning and/or hide Enterprise features.
Officewriter Designer gives you the ability to manage and maintain formulas you've built. The Formula Manager allows you to change, delete, and build new formulas. To start the Formula Manager, click the Formulas button on the OfficeWriter toolbar and select Edit Formulas.
The Import Template dialog opens when you click the Import Template button on the OfficeWriter Designer application tab. It allows you to replace the existing template associated with the RDL file with a DOC, DOCX, or DOCM file that was previously created.
With OfficeWriter Enterprise Edition, you can use Reporting Services formulas in Word reports to add aggregate functions, report parameters or global variables to your report template. Clicking the OfficeWriter Designer's Formulas button and selecting Add Formula will open the dialog displayed.
The Open Report dialog opens when you click the OfficeWriter Designer for Word's Open Report button. It allows you to open report definition files (.rdl files) that have already been created and saved. These can be reports created with OfficeWriter Designer or with other .rdl tools, such as Visual Studio. A report file contains reporting information like queries and fields along with any Word functionality you added.
After saving your report definition locally, you are ready to publish your report to the Reporting Services server. Publishing will submit the report file to the Reporting Services server. On the server, the OfficeWriter renderer will regenerate the template, and - using data supplied by Reporting Services - replace the merge fields in the document with database values.
The Report Browser dialog allows you to browse and view reports designed with OfficeWriter.
When you view a report with parameters, the Report Parameters dialog will open. It will prompt you to enter values for the parameters. For example, in the dialog shown, you would enter a sales person ID. Only records for the specified sales person will be displayed in the report.
Before you deploy your report, save the report template locally.
The Step 1 of 3 dialog opens when you click the OfficeWriter Designer for Word's Add DataSet button. This dialog is the first step in the process of building a dataset to add to your report.
The Step 2 of 3 dialog is the second step in the process of building a query to add to your report. In this dialog, you will select a saved database connection or create a new connection.
When you view a report with parameters, the Report Parameters dialog will open. If the report contains an available values list, the Valid Values dialog will display a list of valid parameter values. Select a name from the drop-down list of valid parameter values.