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Create unassigned data source in Design Studio

All,

I have noticed that some of the templates (ex. Data Discovery and Visualization) in Design Studio (we run 1.5) contain blank datasources that are unassigned, with type "Infoprovider".  I have tried to replicate this object from scratch, but I am unable to proceed with creation of a datasource until I fill in the "Datasource" field, forcing me to specify an object.  I am able to paste the template "unassigned" datasource into another application that I create, but I wondered if anyone knew of a way to create one of these from scratch?

Thanks!

Scott

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    Oct 16, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Hi Scott - what are you trying to accomplish?  Some of the templates don't fill the data source until runtime.  Maybe you could be more specific about what you are trying to achieve and share the exact names of the templates.

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    • Former Member Scott Taylor

      Hi Scott

      You can create a dummy or un assigned datasource by the following steps

      1. Right click add datasource

      2. Give the name unassigned or any name you want

      3. Click ok in the message box

      4.Your un assigned datasource is created

      Now you can assign this to any datasource at run time

      Thanks

      - Karthik S

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  • Oct 16, 2015 at 01:59 PM

    Hello Scott,

    there is a way to achieve that but it is a little bit of a "hack" as you can not create an unassigned data source in Design Studio.

    Create a new project

    create the data source

    then open the BIApp file with notepad

    find the details on the data source

    remove those

    now you got an "unassigned" datasource

    regards

    Ingo Hilgefort, Visual BI

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  • Oct 16, 2015 at 04:31 PM

    As an FYI folks, in Design Studio 1.6, unassigned data sources are an option in the insert data source menu, so no trickery is needed anymore.

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  • Oct 19, 2015 at 07:32 AM

    Hi

    Just add a text (ex. unassigned) and click enter. The system will then give you a warning saying that the query does not exist but lets you create data source anyway. If you set it to Load in script you man dynamically add the query yourself in a script at run time.

    This works in DS 1.5.

    Kind regards

    Erik

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