This article describes Data Sources and their uses.

Data Sources
  • Database Connection: Create a connection to SQL Server, Oracle, or any ODBC-compliant database. Create queries within the Database Connection.
  • File List: Used to source data from Microsoft Excel or text files
  • LDAP Connection: Connection to Active Directory for use with LDAP List
  • LDAP List: Query email address from Active Directory
  • List: Simple list of values
  • MultiColumn List: Simple data table
  • XI List: Query email address from BusinessObjects
  • XDC Cache Query: Used to source data from an XDC


Data Sources have a variety of applications, including:
  • Bursting parameter and filter values
  • Delivery/notification email addresses
  • Schedule event triggers
  • XDC data sources
  • Dashboard Writeback

See Also

Creating & Using a Data Source