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SSW Access Reporter allows you to publish your important MS access reports in a variety of popular formats, including Adobe PDF, Excel, Rich Text Format and as HTML web pages. You can easily deliver these reports over your intranet or public website, even if you have your database server on a different computer to your web server.

SSW Access Reporter User Guide
1. Prerequisites
2. Running SSW Access Reporter
3. Add New Database
4. Setting up the service account
5. Using the SSW Access Reporter Client - Sample ASPX
6. Viewing report on the Web
7. Viewing report in Windows Forms
8. Running Performance Test
9. Email Notification
10. Database requirement
11. Installation Guide


  1. Prerequisites

    1. To install, view the Installation User Guide
    2. To register, view the Registration User Guide

  2. Running SSW Access Reporter

  3. Taskbar Image
    Figure: Click Access Reporter Manager taskbar icon to run Report Manager


    Report Manager
    Figure: Click Configure to change the settings


    The Summary tab allows you to configure needed settings.

    Figure: Check you have all green ticks


    PDF Options
    Figure: Check your PDF Settings are OK


    After the PDF settings have been configured, you will need to configure a database for access reporter to generate reports from.

    Databases
    Figure: Check Database(s) are OK



  4. Add new Database

  5. On the Options form click on the "Databases" tab. Here you can add Databases. These Databases are the MDB's or the ADP's that contains the reports that can be generated. To configure a new Database, click on the "Add" button, you will be required for the Database Name.

    database settings
    Figure: Add New Database to publish report


    Set Password for Database
    Figure: Set password for Database


    Performance Test
    Figure: To test the performace of publishling report, click "Performance Test" button


    Performance Test
    Figure: Input parameters to test


    Performance Test
    Figure: Result of test


  6. Setting up the service account

    1. In Options form, go to Service Logon tab. 


    2. OptionLogonLogon
      Figure: The Service Logon tab to setup service account to run Access Reporter Service

    3. If the account user belongs to particular domain, then the user can click the select button and select appropriate user name from popup window.


    4. SelectUser
      Figure: The Select User Window for service account

    5. After selecting user name, enter valid password in the Password box.
    6. If the user belongs to a work group, the user can input his machine name and username directly in the username textbox with a valid password.


    7. Machine Domain
      Figure: The Service Logon tab with Machine name \ Domain name Example

    Secondly, through the Microsoft windows Service Manager you can also modify the user logon information:

    1. From Start menu, go to Control Panel.
    2. In Control Panel go to Administrative tools.
    3. In Administrative Tools select Services.
    4. In Services, go to the SSW Access Reporter Service.


    5. Services
      Figure: Double Click the Access Reporter Service in the Services Window to open properties window

    6. Double click on the Access Reporter Service to open the Properties window.
    7. In Properties Window go to the Logon tab.


    8. logon
      Figure: Select the Logon Tab in the Service Properties Window to change the service account

    9. In the Logon tab enter the correct User name and password.
    10. Click OK to complete the configuration.

    If you are still getting the error message box, you need to give your username log on as a service rights. Please follow the steps below:

    1. From start menu, go to control panel.
    2. In control panel go to Administrative Tools.
    3. In Administrative Tools go to Local Security Policy
    4. In Local Security Policy, click on Local Policies and then on User Rights Assignments.
    5. Once you are into User Rights Assignments, find the 'Log On as a Service' entry.

      logon
      Figure: The Logon Service Window

    6. Right click on 'Log On as a Service'  and open the Properties window.


    7. logonserviceproperty
      Figure: Add User or Group to use for the Access Reporter service

    8. In the Properties window click on Add User or Group and then add the user account you wish to use for the Access Reporter service.
    9. Click ok to complete the configuration.


  7. Using the SSW Access Reporter Client - Sample ASPX

  8. In order to configure the SSW Access Report Server, we have to check a couple of things to make sure they work and are installed correctly.

    1. Navigate to the directory "C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Sample". Once there try to open ReporterSample2000.mdb Make sure that Microsoft Access opens the file and that the two reports open and display data.

      reports
      Figure: The two sample reports in Microsoft Access
       

    2. Then try the same test with the file "SSWReporter2000.adp". This file reads from a SQL database. By default it will attempt to connect to a Local version of SQL but you can change the connection string by going to "File" then "Connection" in Access. You will probably need to use a username and password rather than Windows authentication.

    3. Open up the Report Manager and click on the "Show Databases" button. Make sure that you have 2 jobs there, "Northwind (MDB)", and "Northwind (ADP/SQL)". "Edit" both these jobs and make sure that it is opening up the correct database and the report output directory is correct.

    4. After closing the Database Jobs page the Report Manager page pops up. Start the Report Manager by clicking on the Start button.

      Report Manager
      Figure: Click on start button to start the Report Manager
       

  9. Viewing report on the Web

    1. Open your web browser and go to http://localhost/SSWAccessReporterSample1.1/ or http://localhost/SSWAccessReporterSample2.0/
    2. Select a Database Name, Report Name, and Report Type and click the "Submit" button.

      Report Page
      Figure: The report page in the browser
       

    3. Hey presto, Instant report.

      Sample Report Output
      Figure: The sample report output in the browser
       

  10. Viewing report in Windows Forms

    1. click on Samples on Main Form
    2. Samples
      Figure:Click on Samples button to open Winform Samples

    3. Choose Windows Forms 1.1 or Windows Forms 2.0 tab to run the Sample
    4. Winform Sample
      Figure:Select Sample to view

    5. Click on "Create" button to create the sample
    6. Create Sample
      Figure:Click on create to create Sample

    7. Hey presto, Instant report.
    8. Sample Report Output
      Figure: The Windows forms Sample report



  11. Running the performance test

  12. Microsoft Access has a bug. Some complicated reports (usually ones with subforms) cause memory leaks.

    If you are experiencing memory leaks, you can use the performance test which runs a suspect report many times, monitoring the memory being used.

    Start the performance test by choosing a database in the Database Jobs page and click "Edit Database" to open the Database Settings page.

    memory settings
    Figure: The Performance tab to check any memory leaks

    In the tab "Memory" in this page you can enter a maximum memory limit. The SSW Access Reporter will gracefully release and recover after the report has leaked an amount of memory greater than the value you entered here.
    To run the performance test, just click the button "Performance Test" to open the Performance Test page.

    Performance Test
    Figure: Test the memory leak

    Enter the database you want to use, the name of the report and a query string, for example "OrderID=1234". At last you can enter the number of reports you want to create. The default number for this value is 50.

    Start the performance test by clicking the "Start" button.



  13. Email notification

  14. You can set up an Email Notification that sends you an Email when an error occurs.

    Activate the Email Notification by choosing a database in the Database Jobs page and click "Edit Database" to open the Database Settings page. In the tab "Performance" check the " Email me when an error occurs with this database" check box and enter the IP address of your SMTP server, the receivers and the senders address. To test your settings click the button "Test".

    If you enable the Email Notification, an Email will be sent to you each time an error occurs when a report is created. You can also be notified when the access instance gets to the maximum memory limit. Enable this feature by checking the check box in the tab "Memory".

    Email Notification
    Figure: Setup email for any error notification


  15. Database requirement

  16. SSW Access Reporter works on Microsoft Access 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, but it doesn't support Query String Argument on Microsoft Access 97.


  17. Installation Guide

  18. To install the SSW Access Reporter, download and run the installation package from the SSW Access Reporter Home Page

    The package will install into the "Program Files" directory on your default drive. If your windows installation is on the C: Drive, you should have minimal configuration to do, if not you will need to read the following sections regarding how to configure the server and client.

    The installation will create a program group called "SSW Access Reporter" containing a link to the server component manager. Of the files installed during the full installation, these are of note:

    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\ReadMe.htm.
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\SSW.AccessReporter.ReportManager.exe - the server management component. Details
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Samples\SSWAccessReporterSample1.1\Default.aspx - a sample .NET 1.1 ASPX project that uses the report server. Details
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Samples\SSWAccessReporterSample2.0\Default.aspx - a sample .NET 2.0 ASPX project that uses the report server. Details
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Samples\WinformSamples1.1\ - contains a sample .NET 1.1 Win Form project that uses the report server. Details
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Samples\WinformSamples2.0\ - contains a sample .NET 2.0 Win Form project that uses the report server. Details
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Sample\SSWReporter2000.mdb - a sample report database.
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Sample\SSWReporter2000.adp - a sample report database that connects SQL. Details
    • C:\Program Files\SSW Access Reporter\Sample\bin\ReportClient.dll - a .NET dll that is the client component.
    • http://localhost/SSWAccessReporterSample1.1 - this virtual directory is created automatically as part of the sample installation. It points to the ASP.NET 1.1 Sample directory.
    • http://localhost/SSWAccessReporterSample1.1/reports - this virtual directory is created automatically as part of the sample installation. It points to the ASP.NET Sample Reports directory.
    • http://localhost/SSWAccessReporterSample2.0 - this virtual directory is created automatically as part of the sample installation. It points to the ASP.NET 2.0 Sample directory.
    • http://localhost/SSWAccessReporterSample2.0/report - this virtual directory is created automatically as part of the sample installation. It points to the ASP.NET Sample Reports directory.