Creating a Shared Data Set


You can create a Shared data set to add a previously created data set to a report.

After a data set is created on the Data Sets page, it can be made available for use in multiple reports. You can use the Shared data set to add a previously created data set to any reports that you build.

For example, your CommCell Administrator creates a data set and shares it with you. You can now open a report, create a Shared data set, select that shared data set from a list, and add it to the report that you are building.

Before You Begin

Create a data set on the Data Sets page in the Reports application.


  1. Log on to the Web Console, and click Reports.

    The Reports page appears.

  2. From the navigation pane, click Configuration > Reports, and next to the Report Name under Actions, click Edit.

    The Report Builder page appears

  3. On the Dataset tab, click Add.

    The Add Data Set dialog box appears.

  4. At the top-right, from the list, select Shared.

  5. In the Data Set Name box, type a name for the Shared data set.

  6. In the Data Sets list, select a data set.

  7. Click Preview to review the output.

  8. Optional: Change the display names of the fields that will appear in the Data Sets list. Click the Fields tab, then in each box under Field Name, type a display name for the corresponding Field Source.

  9. Optional: Select the amount of time that the query will run before it times out. Click the Advanced tab, in the Time Out box, type or select the number of minutes.

  10. Click Done.

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