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This tab is used to define the report and configure its basic settings. You can edit the following properties:


Report display name

Sets the name of the report displayed in the administration interface.

Report code name

A unique name that serves as an identifier of the report, for example in the API or URLs.

Report category

Shows the category under which the report belongs. You can move the report to a different category by selecting one from the drop-down.

Allow public users to see this report

Indicates if the report should be visible by public users if it is published on the website using a reporting web part.

Connection string

Sets the database connection string used by the report's components (graphs, tables and values) when loading data. You can override this value for individual components by editing their details.


Only users who have the Set connection string permission for the Reporting module are allowed to change this property's value.


The system retrieves the list of connection strings from the <connectionStrings> section of the application's web.config file. The (default) option represents the CMSConnectionString added by the application's initial database installer.


You can check the Inherit box to load the value from the Default report connection string setting configured in Site Manager -> Settings -> Security & Membership.


You can use reporting connection strings for the following scenarios:


Retrieving data from a Separated on-line marketing database

Restricting the database-level permissions of reporting queries via a connection string with a limited database user

Enable subscription

If enabled, users with the Subscribe permission for the Reporting module are allowed to subscribe to the report and its components (graphs, tables or values).


This setting is also available when configuring the details of individual components. Subscribing to specific components is only possible if both settings are enabled.


The Layout area allows you to specify the actual content of the report and its design. You can use the WYSIWYG editor to modify the layout and enter various types of content. To dynamically retrieve and display data from the system, it is necessary to add graphs (image‑based or HTML), tables or scalar values using the drop‑down lists and buttons below the layout section.


Button actions:



Inserts the selected item at the current cursor position in the report's layout.


A dialog window is opened where you can create a new graph, table or value.

View Preview

Displays a preview of the selected item in a new window.

EditYellow Edit

Allows you to edit the properties of the selected item (in a new dialog window).

Delete Delete

Deletes the selected item.

Clone Clone

Allows you to quickly create a copy of the selected item, including its configuration. You can then modify it as required.


You can add file attachments to the report using the section at the bottom of the page.


Additional resources:


Developer's Guide -> Modules -> Reporting -> Overview

Developer's Guide -> Modules -> Reporting -> Creating new reports

Developer's Guide -> Modules -> Reporting -> Displaying reports on the website

Developer's Guide -> Modules -> Reporting -> Report subscriptions