Implementing Jet Enterprise: Deploy and Execute the Project

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on implementing Jet Reports and is part of the Jet Enterprise sub-series.

Over the last few posts, I’ve been stepping through the basic installation and configuration of Jet Enterprise; in the last post, I covered the configuration in Connection Manager which connects Jet Enterprise to the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this post, I’m going to cover the first deploy and execute of the project; the short description of deploy and execute is that the data structures are created (deploy) and populated (execute).

For a detailed description of the deploy and execute process, see the Jet Support article. The deploy and execute can be done separately, but for the first deploy and execute during implementation, I’d tend to do them together.

In this stage we want to deploy and execute the entire project. Do this by right-clicking on the project name at the top of the navigation pane in the Detail tab and click Deploy and Execute:

Jet Data Manager Server: Deploy and Execute

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Implementing Jet Enterprise: Connection Manager

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on Jet Reports.

In the last post, I covered the creation of the project; in this post, I’m going to cover the configuration of the project in the Connection Manager which tells the project which Microsoft Dynamics GP system it is to run against:

Connection Manager

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Implementing Jet Enterprise: Create Project

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on Jet Reports.

In the last post, I covered the creation of the Jet Enterprise project repository; in this post, I’m going to go through creating the project.

To create the project, launch the Jet Data Manager Server and, from the File menu, select CubeStore:

Jet Data Manager Server - File menu

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Implementing Jet Enterprise: Create Project Repository

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on Jet Reports.

The installation of Jet Enterprise leads into the creation of the project repository, which I’m going to cover in this post.

There are a few fields which need to be completed for the project repository to be created.

First, enter the full instance name of the SQL Server which will host the repository database.

Second, either accept or change the Database and click the Create button (I added the Jet prefix to the database name).

Third, enter the full instance name of the SSIS server name.

Fourth, select the authentication method; I’ve selected Windows authentication as the user I am logged in as, is a SQL Server sysadmin.

Click OK to proceed:

Jet Data Manager Server: Project Repository

The next step is to create the project, which I will cover in the next post.

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Implementing Jet Enterprise: Installation

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on Jet Reports.

So far in this series, I’ve covered the installation and configuration of Jet Express and Jet Professional; these are the bottom and middle tier of Jet Reports.

The Express version is the most basic one and only has a, very simple, client installation process; the Professional version is a little more complex and has an optional server component.

Jet Enterprise is a much more complicated installation and configuration than either of the lower tier versions. That said, while being more complicated than the others, it is still a fairly simple process.

With Jet Enterprise, the server components are mandatory and are where the data warehouse and cubes are built and deployed. I will be covering all of this over the coming posts, but the first item to cover is the installation. To install the software, the first thing you need to do is download the software from Jet Reports:

Internet Explorer - Download Jet Reports Software

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Implementing Jet Enterprise: Prerequisites

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on Jet Reports.

The next set of posts is about the top tier of Jet Reports; Jet Enterprise. Jet Enterprise includes the complete reporting functionality of Jet Professional, so the prerequisites of Jet Professional also need to be met.

The prerequisites for Jet Enterprise are outlined below.

  • Hardware

    • Hardware requirements are going to vary based several factors, such as number of users, size of databases, rate of growth, data refresh timings as well as if the server is dedicated to jet Reports or if it is shared with other applications.
      Jet Reports have a support topic covering their Server Hardware Sizing Recommendations.
  • Operating System

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Office

    • Microsoft Office 365 (2013-2016 Desktop Edition Only)
    • Microsoft Office 2010 – 2016

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Implementing Jet Enterprise: Series Index

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on Jet Reports. As I said in the series index for the overall series on Implementing jet Reports, I am doing sub-series for each of the versions of Jet Reports.

This is the series index for implementing Jet Professional which is the top tier of the software and suitable for businesses with more complex financial and non-financial reporting requirements. It also allows the creation of dashboards and plugging in of other software into the cubes for reporting; this includes PowerBI and other BI software.

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Implementing Jet Professional: Assigning Designers

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on implementing Jet Reports and is part of the Jet Professional sub-series.

With Jet Professional installed and users added as viewers, Jet Professional can be used for reporting, as I showed in the post on the sample reports. However, no reports can be designed until the organisation has assigned designer licences in the Jet Reports Licensing Portal.

When your organisation signed up with Jet Reports, one user will have been created as a an administrator who has access to the licensing portal; this user can create additional administrators for this organisation as well as creating designers.

To create a designer, navigate to the Jet Reports Licensing Portal‘> and log in using the email address/Microsoft ID of an administrator account.

When you log in, you’ll be presented with the License List:

Licensing Portal

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Implementing Jet Professional: Sample Reports

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on implementing Jet Reports and is part of the Jet Professional sub-series.

Jet Reports have made a number of sample reports for Microsoft Dynamics GP available for download. Navigate to the page, and click on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Report Templates image:

Download Microsoft Dynamics GP Report Templates

On the next page, enter your details and click the Access Resource button.

The download contains sample reports for both Jet Professional and Jet Enterprise; only the former are usable with Jet Professional.

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Implementing Jet Professional: Client Installation

Jet ReportsThis post is part of a series of posts on implementing Jet Reports and is part of the Jet Professional sub-series.

With the Jet Professional server components installed and configured, the next step is to install the Jet Professional client component.

Start the setup utility and enter the Activation Code received from Jet Reports when your order was processed. Click Next to proceed:

Jet Setup: Activation Code

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