Browsing the Repository

The repository is the server’s internal storage for reports, analysis views, and related files. The repository is organized as a structure of folders containing resources, much like a file system. However, unlike a file system, the repository is stored as a private database that only JasperReports Server can access directly.

To browse the repository, select View > Repository. From the repository page, you access the reports, themes, and other files stored on the server. You can browse the repository contents that you have permission to view by expanding icons in Folders. Click a folder name to view its contents. In the figure “Repository Folders Panel”, you'll see the Repository page.

Repository Folders Panel

Searching the Repository

You can search the entire repository, subject to permissions, or narrow the search using filters. Filters restrict a search by name, who changed the resource, type of resource, date of the resource, and schedule.

Searching the Entire Repository

To search the repository, select View > Search Results. The search results page appears. Instead of only viewing resources by folder, use intuitive search criteria, such as who modified the resource and when, to find pinpoint resources.

On the search results page, use either the Filters panel or Search field to find resources. The search results page displays results of searches and filters.

Search Results Page

To search all resources in the repository:

1. Select one of these filters: All available, Modified by me, or Viewed by me.
2. Click the icon in the search field to clear the search term if there is one.
3. Select All types, as shown in the figure “Search Results Page”.
4. Click .

The search results appear, listing files that your user account has permission to view. Click a resource in the list to view it or right-click a resource to see what functions are available from the context menu.

The server remembers your settings on the Search Results page, making the most commonly needed resources remain visible when you return to the page.

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