Building Custom Citrix EdgeSight Reports Part 4 – The Wedding
After the last two articles have demonstrated the schema of the EdgeSight database and the layout of a query, this posting brings together all the pieces to create a report for EdgeSight. A report is based on the query which pulls data from the EdgeSight database. Through the use of special variables, the EdgeSight user interfaces passes parameters to the query to customize the resulting output. This requires special methods to work with.
As EdgeSight is based on Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, a report is expressed in the Report Definition Language (RDL) which is based on XML. Fortunately, it is not necessary to write RDL directly because Microsoft offers the Business Intelligence Development Studio which is a variant of Visual Studio containing special project templates. Using this integrated development environment, reports can be created without the hassle of knowing the gory details of RDL.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Building Custom EdgeSight Reports Part 4 – The Wedding- Nicholas Dille