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Administrator's Installation and Setup Guide - Jet Reports

Welcome to the Jet Reports Administrator's Guide


Thank you for joining the Jet family of business users.

Here you'll find all the steps you'll need to download, install, activate, and configure Jet Reports.

This article is intended for use by system administrators.  Standard Users should refer to our User Installation Guide.

Our Getting Started with Jet Reports article includes links to this and other articles to help you use Jet Reports 

Installing Jet Reports

  1. The installation program can be found here, Download Software

  2. Find the downloaded file...


    and go to the location where the file is saved...

  3. Right-click on the file and extract its contents...

    This will result in a folder with the same name as the zip file.  Double-click to move into that folder.
  4. Under the folder 1 - Jet Reports - REQUIRED, run the Jet Setup.exe file.

    Only one version of the Jet Excel add-in can be installed at a time.  This makes upgrading your installation quite easy.  By installing a newer version of the Jet Excel add-in, it replaces the older version.

    When upgrading between different versions, it is recommended to completely uninstall Jet before installing the version.

Using the Jet Service Tier

  • Jet Reports includes an online report management system - Jet Hub.  Use of Jet Hub requires the installation and use of the Jet Service Tier for storing and accessing data source and user information.

  • Please review the Jet Hub Pre-Installation Checklist and then see our article What is the Jet Service Tier for more information.

Adding an SSL Certificate

Activating your Jet License

Setting up your Jet Reports Data Sources

The Jet Excel add-in has built-in support for data source connections to Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP, Jet Analytics Cubes, and Jet Analytics Data Warehouses.  In addition, you can define "Universal" data source connections to MSSQL databases as well as most databases that provide an OLE (preferred) or ODBC connector:

Jet Scheduler Configuration

Please note: for our customers using Dynamics NAV 2013, we recommend the following NAV hotfixes:

KB Build Number Description
2815432 7.0.34298 Date period filter does not work as expected in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
2831582 7.0.34550 You experience slow performance when you open a page that uses flowfields in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Upgrading with Nav and Business Central Business Objects

Do you use NAV or Business Cenral Web Services and are upgrading your version of Jet? If so, you may need to upgrade the Jet business objects on the Microsoft Dynamics Server

Installing the Jet Configuration Service and Upgrading from Centralized Settings

These instructions are for those customers who are upgrading from older versions of Jet Essentials

Need the latest release or an older version? All available versions of Jet can be found here: Jet Downloads

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