Connecting to the WebFOCUS Retail Data Source
This tutorial uses the WebFOCUS Retail sample data source.
To connect to the WebFOCUS Retail data source, you must first connect
to a relational database, such as a Microsoft SQL Server, by configuring
The following procedure provides the steps you need to follow
to connect to the WebFOCUS Retail data source. Before you begin,
you should know which Reporting Server you plan to connect to, as
well as the appropriate configuration settings for your adapter.
Procedure: How to Connect to the WebFOCUS Retail Data Source
WebFOCUS Administration menu on the ribbon, click Reporting
The Reporting Server Console opens.
Click the Adapters tab.
The navigation pane displays an expandable Adapters folder.
Expand the Adapters folder
and then expand the Available folder.
appropriate folder group, and the specific adapter folder.
an adapter name and version (if required), and click Configure.
The Add Adapter to Configuration pane opens.
for the parameters required by the adapter, and click Configure.
Once configured, the adapter is added to the Adapters list
in the navigation pane.
new Application Directory named ibiretail by following these
On the Applications tab, click New,
and then click Application Directory.
The Create New Application dialog box opens.
In the Application Name text box, type ibiretail.
the ibiretail directory, point to New,
and click Tutorials.
The Create Tutorial Framework pane opens.
In the Tutorials
list, select WebFOCUS - Retail Demo.
the form using your configuration settings, and then click Create.
to create the tables using these settings, click OK.
Once the samples have loaded, you receive a completion message.
Reporting Server Console.