When you create an external report, you use an external tool to connect to the database server and retrieve the data. To make this connection, there are two options: 1) Windows authentication or 2) Oracle or SQL server authentication. Which one you use will depend on how the server was set up by the database administrator. Contact your database administrator for this information that you will need to construct the report:
You can use any of the tables and views in the database for the report, as listed in the next section. Once the report is complete, save it in a format that can be viewed in a Web browser and copy it to a Web server. The next step is to add it as an External Report in Reports. See External Report Properties for more information.
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