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    Default Adding a datasource

    I am evualating Pentaho Reporting. I quite like to create a some samples reports with our own data, but how to I add a datasource?

    I followed the link 'Add a datasource' on the Downloas Wizard Result page but it seems to lead to nirvana:

    http://jira.pentaho.org:8080/conflue...ho+BI+Platform

    Can anyone recommend some good documentation for a reporting and pentaho newbe?

    Thanks,

    Anette

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    To add a data source to the Report Designer.

    1. First make sure, you installed the appropriate jdbc driver. To add a jdbc driver, stop the Report Designer application and then copy the jdbc driver into the {report designer home}/lib/jdbc folder.
    2. Start the Report Designer.
    3. Right click on "Data Sets" in the Top Right panel title "Structure".
    4. Select "Add Pentaho Data Set".
    5. Select the radio button "JNDI" which is really creating a JDBC connection.
    6. Select the "Add" button to add your datasource connection to the list.
    7. Fill in your jdbc driver information and connection information.

    Note: The Report Wizard maintains it's own connection list apart from the Report Designer. In future, both will be accessing the same connection list.

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    BTW - the link on the download page 'Add a data source' is how to add a data source to the Pentaho server.

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    Thanks for your reply

    I do need to add a datasource to the Pentaho Server, any idea how to this?

    Has the Wiki changed? I keep tried following serveral links to the Wiki from several post but I always get an error.

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    Here is how to add a data source to the server. Also, at the bottom of the page, Related Information, there is additional information.

    http://wiki.pentaho.org/display/Pent...ho+BI+Platform

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