Thursday, 21 June 2012

NextReports Server: Queries

NextReports Server manages reports and charts. Both are created upon an sql query which was not seen anywhere on the server. The only thing users could see was the list of parameters values used to run a query.

Version 5.3 of server will bring more information regarding sql queries. First, in monitor a new column Query will be added:
By clicking it, the full query (with all parameters replaced by the actual run values) will be seen:

In Info actions for report and chart, users will see also the query:

Search actions for report or chart will bring a new entry "Sql Contains" which will look for all entities whose sql queries contain the entered text:

It is possible now to search for a special column or table (for example) used in our reports, identifying very fast what reports may be affected by column or table name changes.

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