Saving and Loading Reports

Using dbForge Studio for MySQL, you can save a data report definition (its bands, controls and other settings) to an .rdb file, and later re-create a report instance from this file. This topic will describe how to save and load reports in dbForge Studio for MySQL.

Saving Data Reports

To save a report, click Save [Document Name].rdb on the File menu or press CTRL+S.

Also, you can choose the Save [Document Name].rdb As… option or right-click the needed document tab in the document area and choose Save [Document Name].rdb.

These actions will invoke the Save File As dialog window.

Loading Data Reports

To load an existing report definition from an .rdb file, click Open File on the File main menu or press CTRL+O. Each of these actions will invoke the Open File dialog window. You may choose Reports (*.rdb) in the Files of type field to show only files with report definitions.

Connection Manager Window

If dbForge Studio can not find a connection by the connection string that is available when loading a report (for example, you try to load report samples, but MySQL server is not installed on your computer), then a message with the following options will be shown:

1. Create New - create a new connection using the available connection string.

2. Choose Existing - choose one of the existing connections.

If you choose this option, the Connection Manager window will be shown. In the Connections: field available connections are displayed, and the Connection string area below shows the connection string for the selected connection.

The image below shows the Connection Manager window:


Actual document look may slightly vary from the above image, depending on the product you use.

3. Cancel - click the button to cancel loading of the document.