Configuring a Jet Reports data source connection to your Dynamics 365 Business Central data require two steps:
- Installing the Jet Reports extension within your Business Central environment
- Setting up a Dynamics 365 Business Central data source within Jet Reports
You must be using either Windows Authentication or User/Password Authentication to access Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Creating a Jet Reports Connection to the Business Central SQL Database
From within Excel, go to the Jet ribbon and open your Data Source Settings.
Click Add on the Data Source Settings tool bar.
In the Add Data Source dialog, give your data source a unique and descriptive name, choose Dynamics 365 Business Central from the Database Type pull-down list, then choose Direct SQL Server from the Connection Method pull-down list.Click the Add button
Click Test Connection to test your connection to the database
If you want your Business Central data source to be your primary data source, click Set as Default.
Click OK and your new Dynamics 365 Business Central data source is ready to be used in Jet Reports.