ReportServer needs your support

Dear ReportServer users,

the ReportServer team in InfoFabrik GmbH needs your support!
We would like to invite you to participate in The BI Survey 19, the world’s largest annual survey of business intelligence (BI) users.

BARC’s annual survey gathers input from thousands of organizations to analyze their buying decisions, implementation cycles and the benefits they achieve from using BI software.

As a participant, you will:

  • Receive a summary of the survey results when they are published
  • Be entered into a draw to win one of ten $50 Amazon vouchers
  • Ensure that your experiences are included in the final analyses

The BI Survey 19 should take about 15 minutes to complete and is for us and the ReportServer Community a great opportunity to increase the visibility of ReportServer. As a result, we will be able to incorporate your experiences and needs into the ReportServer development in a more significant manner in a near future.

The survey is available in the following link:

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Your ReportServer Team

New OS X VM in our Bitnami packages

We have replaced our native OS X Bitnami installers with an equivalent OS X Virtual Machine (VM). The old OS X Bitnami installers will not be available as of version 3.0.5-4.
A ReportServer Bitnami OS X VM is a virtual machine (VM) that includes everything you need to run ReportServer on your OS X system. Once downloaded, you can launch it and immediately begin using ReportServer.

What is the difference between an OS X native Installer and an OS X VM?

  • An OS X native installer installs the ReportServer Bitnami application stack and all its components directly on your OS X system.
  • An OS X VM is a virtual machine for OS X. It includes all the components of the ReportServer Bitnami application stack in a Debian-based virtual machine that runs on your OS X system. It uses the OS X native virtualization so it is not necessary to install other virtualization software previously like VirtualBox or VMware.

The following ReportServer credentials are configured by default on the OS X VM:

Username: user
Password: bitnami

Further, we upgraded the following components in all our Bitnami packages:

  • MariaDB to 10.1.38
  • Tomcat to 9.0.16

You can download all our Bitnami packages from our downloads site:

Happy reporting!

Your ReportServer Team

Sneak Preview 3.0.6

Work on our next release (3.0.6) is under way. We want to give you an overview of some important features that are ready and will be available with ReportServer 3.0.6, released in a couple of weeks:

  • Scheduling
  • The Conditional Scheduling
  • Object Resolver Query
  • Perfomance
  • Language support

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ReportServer Scheduling

In this blog entry we would like to draw your attention to an important feature of ReportServer: Scheduling.
Scheduling in RS allows you to run reports (or scripts) automatically at a predefined time. The results can be either sent by e-mail or stored in a TeamSpace. For this purpose, we will provide a step-by-step guide to give you insight into this central functionality.

We will discuss four points:

  • Scheduling a report variant to a given TeamSpace
  • Conditional scheduling of reports
  • Customized scheduling via “Send to”
  • Scheduling of scripts

Here we go.

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