Runtime tab enables you to select the database connection for the Cross-Tab report. The data source name chosen from the ‘Data Source tab’ is used to create the Cross-Tab layout. However, to populate the data in the report, you need to use the named (configured) connections in the report engine. As the report layouts created by using the Intellicus Studio can be run on any computer (other than the one on which the report engine is installed), it becomes mandatory to connect to the database using the name with which the database connection was configured in the report engine.
Figure 11: Cross-Tab Runtime Connection
The database connections mentioned here are configured• connections in the report engine.
- Use Parent’s: Select this option to select the database connection that the parent report has used (this will appear as selected by default if you are working with a sub-report).
- Use Engine Default: Select this option to use the connection that was marked as default from the Intellicus Connection Manager dialog (this will appear as selected by default if you are working with a report that is not a sub-report).
- Use Named: Select this option to provide the named (configured) connection to fetch data for the report. This will override the default connection.