Chapter 4. Configuration

4. Configuration

ReportServer is now up and running. In the following section we describe configuration options affecting the operation of ReportServer. The present document should be considered as a reference containing a brief description of the various configuration options. Keep in mind that the settings described here affect all areas of ReportServer which to describe is beyond the scope of this config guide. See the administrator's and user's guide for further information to the various areas of ReportServer. Sample configurations can be found in Appendix A.

All configuration files described in this section can be found in ReportServer's internal filesystem. You can access the internal filesystem using the administration module (administration/ file system) or using the terminal: you can open the terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T.

Default configuration files are created on first run of ReportServer. Later, when upgrading ReportServer to a newer version, it is probable that newly added configuration files will be missing (i.e. all configuration files added between the version originally installed and the version upgraded to). You can use the ''diffconfigfiles'' command for getting help on this, check the Administration Guide for details. Note that default values are used for configuration files that are not found.

By using the command editTextFile you can edit files directly from the terminal. You can also create new files using the command createTextFile. For further information on the workings of the terminal see the administrator's guide. Using the graphical user interface, you can select files similar to selecting files when working in the Explorer in your operating system. To do this, go to administration/file system. To edit a file, choose the tab Edit file. Note that the edit file tab is only available for text files and if a proper mime-type is specified.

Please note, that after changing a config file you need to run the terminal command config reload for the change to take effect.

Configuration files in ReportServer are usually defined in an XML format.