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In CxReports, the Databases page is where you establish a connection between the software and your specific database. This connection is crucial as it allows CxReports to access and extract the data needed for your reports.

Connecting to a Database

To connect CxReports to a database, follow these steps:

  1. Open Databases page.
  2. Click on Add new external database.
  3. Provide a Name to the database.
  4. Optionally, provide a short description.
  5. Choose available Database type.
  6. Provide a Connection string.
  7. Select Save.

Once you've completed the above form, the database will become available in the list. You can use Test connection button to verify if CxReports can connect to the database.

Creating Data Sources

After successfully connecting to a database, you can then create a data sources in order to extract data from the attached database and present it in reports.