Introduction to Izenda Reports
Izenda Reports Quick Setup
To start using Izenda Reports Starting Kit you should take a few simple steps.
If you need more information about setup process, configuring reports, additional features or special cases please visit our Knowledge Base
Step 1. Download Starter Kit and unzip the contents
Once unzipped, copy the files from either IzendaReports\CSharp or IzendaReports\VB (We are using CSharp for example purposes).
Create a folder on your C: Drive and name it Reporting, i.e. MySite\Reporting
Paste CSharp contents into the Reporting folder
Once opened, this will be the root folder of your reports website.
Step 2. Configure website under IIS
IMPORTANT: If you don’t have IIS, please see following:
Install ASP.NET under IIS
Once you have it installed, continue with the following:
Open Internet Information Services Manager (click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager) and add new application or virtual directory under Default Web Site.
Select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, and open the application.
Select drop down arrows, until you see the Default Web Site
Right-click on Default Web Site, and select Add Application. Fill out the Alias text box, and name it Reporting or whatever name you can remember. Once named, select the Select button on the right. Once the drop-down menu appears, select Classic.NET AppPool and OK.
Create and choose Physical Path to the MySite\Reporting folder and give website a name.
Select the 3 dots (…), and it will allow you to Browse for a folder to place the application.
Select your C:drive and the Reporting folder
Before continuing, make sure the site folder(MySite\Reporting) have read permissions and reports folder(MySite\Reporting\Reports) and Izenda.config(MySite\Reporting\Izenda.config) have write permissions for NETWORK SERVICE user (Right click on MySite\Reporting folder => Properties => Security => Edit... => Add... => Type "NETWORK SERVICE" and press OK => press OK).
Step 3. Set license key and database connection
Open just created website (localhost/Reporting/). You will be redirected to the Settings page. Go to the Database tab and fill License Key and Connection String fields with real data (you can get trial License Key from the email).
Step 4. Start using Izenda Reports
Now you are ready to start using all wide opportunities of the self-reporting system. Open localhost/Reporting/ReportDesigner.aspx and create your first report easily!
Select datasource at the first tab (Datasources). Then go to the Fields tab and select the fields you want to use in the report. There are various options and settings like filters, operators, functions etc., be free to check it all, but for your first report just selecting several fields will be enough.
For more information about report designer features please visit our Knowledge Base.
Step 5. Preview and Save report
After you select all data you want to see in report click Preview and see the results immediately. Click Save at the tool bar to save your first report report.
Continue to Connect to the Database.