19.15. desc

Allows the output of object definitions as they are internally used by ReportServer. For instance, by using desc Report you will get a list of all fields which will be saved for the report object of ReportServer. The desc function is primarily designed for developers who want to enhance ReportServer via scripts. For further information refer to the Script/Developer manual. In addition, you can display the object data saved. You wish to display the fields saved in the database for a Jasper Report, then enter the command desc JasperReport myReport. Here myReport stands for the name of your report. By setting the -w flag you control the output either directly in the console or in a new window.

Tip: The command ls -l displays the entity name of an object.

Use: desc [-w] EntityName [Entity]