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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed by Greg Ramsey., Jason Sandys, Marcus Oh, Byron Holt, Kerrie Meyler

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Building a Custom Report

This section discusses how to create a custom report. Creating a report requires creating a data source and defining the data fields for your query. Some reports are best viewed using a chart, also discussed in this section.

First, you need a data source. A data source can be created as a shared data source, or created to be used by the report. The authors recommend creating a shared data source because the data source can be properly secured and be reused for multiple reports. Perform the following steps:

1. If this is your first custom report, here is how to create a shared data source. Navigate to your report server. The Home page should be http://<reportserver>/Reports_Instance. Navigate one level down to the Data ...

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