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<h1 class="eclipse-title-main">Building a Data Source</h1>
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<div class="topic-menu-title">Section Contents</div>
<ul>
<li><a href="/birt/documentation/install.php">Installation Guide</a></li>
<li><a href="index.php">Design Tutorial</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="tutorial-1.php">Introduction</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-2.php">Creating a Report</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-3.php">Brief UI Tour</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-4.php">Building a Data Source</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-5.php">Building a Data Set</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-6.php">Building a Table</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-7.php">Testing Your Report</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-8.php">Setting Visual Properties</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-9.php">Setting Data Properties</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-10.php">Using Styles</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-11.php">Cascading Styles</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-12.php">Using a Grid</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-13.php">Using a Text Item</a></li>
<li><a href="tutorial-14.php">Next Steps</a></li>
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<li><a href="/birt/documentation/integrating/">Integrating BIRT</a></li>
<li><a href="/birt/documentation/sample-database.php">Sample Database</a></li>
<li><a href="/birt/documentation/reference.php">Technical Reference</a></li>
<li><a href="/birt/documentation/building-birt.php">Building BIRT</a></li>
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<h2 class="topic-section-header padding-top-small">About Data Sources and Data Sets</h2>
<p>BIRT reports use a data source element to connect to a database or other data provider. BIRT uses a data set element to retrieve data from the data provider. Think of the data source as a connection, and the data set as a query.</p>
<p><a href="install.php">Learn More</a> </p>
<h2 class="topic-section-header padding-top-small">Build a Data Source</h2>
<p>Let's build our data source:
<ul class="eclipse-list">
<li>Open the Data Explorer View, if it is not already visible.</li><br />
<li>Select the Data Sources node within the tree view.</li><br />
<li>Right-click to open the context menu.</li><br />
<li>Choose New Data Source. The New Data Source dialog appears.</li><br />
<li>Choose Classic Models Inc. Sample Database.</li><br />
<li>In the Data Source Name field, enter "Sample".</li><br />
<li>Click Next.</li><br />
<li>Click Finish.</li>
</ul>
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<p>Your new data source appears within the Data Sources node in the Data Explorer.</p>
<h2 class="topic-section-header padding-top-small">Edit a Data Source</h2>
<p>For future reference, let's review how you would go about changing the data source:
<ul class="eclipse-list">
<li>Find or open the Data Explorer View.</li><br />
<li>Open the Data Sources node.</li><br />
<li>Double-click the data source.</li><br />
<li>The Data Source editor opens. You can make any needed changes.</li><br />
<li>Click OK to save your changes.</li>
</ul>
</p>BIRT reports use a data source element to connect to a database or other data provider. BIRT uses a data set element to retrieve data from the data provider. Think of the data source as a connection, and the data set as a query.
<p><br /><a href="tutorial-3.php"><< Previous: Brief UI Tour</a> | <a href="tutorial-5.php">Next: Building a Data Set >></a></p>
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