CeBIT 2014 – See you there!

This year, for the first time, datenwerke will be at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover (Germany). As a co-exhibitor with Hessen Trade & Invest we will set up our stand in Hall 2 (Digital Business Solutions).
Besides presenting our web-based open source business intelligence software ReportServer, we will also introduce TDE:R3, which helps you standardize your data exports from SAP R/3 and therefore lower your IT-costs by eliminating the need for custom ABAP programs to extract business data.
We are looking forward to meet up with you! If you still need tickets, or like to schedule an appointment contact us at

Configure LDAP to use ReportServer with ActiveDirectory authentication

In this post we will show the necessary steps to connect ReportServer to an Active Directory using LDAP. As there are many valid ways to organize a company’s directory (may it be AD or another vendors product) ReportServer does not come with a predefined LDAP connector. This on one hand means, that the configuration might seem rather complex, but on the other hand it provides you with a maximum of flexibility.
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ReportServer 2.1 RC1 released

We are happy to announce the release of ReportServer version 2.1 RC1. It is available for download from sourceforge. Version 2.1 is foremost a maintenance release, but it comes with a couple of exciting new features such as experimental support for SAP Crystal Reports and improved support for use with mobile devices.
Besides many detail improvements and some bugfixes we upgraded all the external report libraries to their latest versions. We also added experimental support for SAP Crystal Reports which can now be used to generate graphical reports alongside Jasper and Birt. Currently we support only basic functionality, thus we are happy to hear what you think should be added in upcoming versions. Besides that we made an effort to improve usability for users of mobile devices.

With version 2.1 we have also refactored large parts of the configuration. Most of the configuration is now accessible from the internal filesystem, which makes maintenance and future updates way easier. Detailed instructions on all the available options are given in the Configuration Guide, which will be available later this week.

If you need any help in upgrading from ReportServer 2.0 or have any comments and suggestions, we are happy to hear from you in our forum.

Your ReportServer Team

Adding support for additional databases to ReportServer (Firebird)

By default ReportServer is shipped with support only for the most common database systems, although it can interact with virtually every database, that offers a JDBC compliant driver. In this post we will show how to develop a groovy script that adds support for the firebird database ( to ReportServer.

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