Other Resources in the Repository

This section describes functionality that can be restricted by the software license for JasperReports Server. If you don’t see some of the options described in this section, your license may prohibit you from using them. To find out what you're licensed to use, or to upgrade your license, contact Jaspersoft.

The previous chapter introduced data sources that are necessary to create any report. But the repository also stores other resources that are needed by reports. This chapter goes into detail about how to create queries, input controls, and file resources. These are the resources that users reference when uploading a JRXML file to create a JasperReport.

There are two scenarios for administering JasperReports Server, depending on how your end users create and consume reports.

If you have users who are proficient at creating their own reports in Jaspersoft Studio or iReport, they can upload them as JasperReports to the server. In this case, administrators must work with users to prepare the resources required by their reports.
In the second scenario, administrators create and upload JasperReports to the server for their less technical users. Administrators still need to define all the resources for the reports that their users request.