Showing posts from August, 2008

Documentum DQL Query Custom Data Extension For SQL Server Reporting Services

When it comes to Reporting SQL Reporting Services is my favorite choice. SQL Reporting Services has a plenty of data source types but unfortunately Documentum is not one of them, whenever we have to develop some reports based on the data in Documentum we first develop a web service that contains the necessary DQL queries and returns the result in a Data Set, then we create an XML data source that consumes this web service and use it in our reports. Fortunately SQL Reporting Services allows you to extend its data access capabilities by developing a custom data extension (CDE)that retrieves data from your custom data source. I developed a Custom Data Extension for Documentum that allows you to specify a Documentum Repository as a data source and provide your DQL query that will populate your report, I used the Reporting Services SDK Sample (FsiDataExtension) and this Article as starting points You can download the extension from here To install the extension: you have to install the ex