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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail

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Navigating through the Report Builder interface

This recipe provides a brief overview of the Report Builder interface and serves as a primer for chapters 4 to 8.

Getting ready

You must have installed the Report Builder application using one of the two options discussed in the Installing Report Builder recipe.

How to do it...

Some of the basic terms used in this book that you need to be familiar with and their descriptions are detailed in the following table:

Report Builder interface and terms

Description

Data source

This is the location of the raw data for reports. The data source comprises of a server (for example, Windows Server), the database, and the connection credentials.

Dataset

The dataset is created using a query to the data source. ...

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