Version 2021

Preview Feature: Create and Edit Reports

MicroStrategy 2021 Update 5.1, released on April 22, 2022, includes a subset of functionality in the Report Editor geared towards reports. In this release, interactions achieved with prompts are not yet available.

Starting in MicroStrategy 2021 Update 6, MicroStrategy introduced functionality that includes support for prompts, page-by, SQL view in execution mode, and drilling.

To view an existing report, you must at least have the following privileges:

  • Use analytics

  • Use Report Editor

  • Modify the list of Report objects (use object browser)

To create a report, you must have the following additional privileges:

  • Use Architect Editors

  • Create application objects

An administrator must enable the new Modeling service infrastructure in the Intelligence server. The service must be properly configured and running before using the Report Editor.

  1. Locate and open the modelservice.conf file under the following locations:

    • Linux: /MicroStrategy/install/ModelingService/conf

    • Windows: \MicroStrategy\ModelingService\conf

  2. Locate modelingservice.featureflag.report.enabled = "false" entry under the Feature Flags Settings section.

  3. Change the value from "false" to "true" and save the file.

  4. Restart the Modeling service.

Access the Report Editor

There are two ways to access the Report Editor from the Workstation window.

Open an Existing Report

  1. Open the Workstation window.

  2. In the Navigation pane, click Reports.

  3. Right-click a report and choose Edit.

Create a New Report

  1. In the Navigation pane, click Create a New Report next to Reports.

  2. Select the environment and project you want to save your report in and click Save.

  3. In the Object Browser panel, search for the desired objects and drag them to the Editor panel.

  4. Once you have selected your desired objects, click Save.

  5. Select the desired location and name.

  6. Click Save.