Create data connections by using PerformancePoint Services (SharePoint Server 2013)

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Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Summary: Learn how to create data connections from Dashboard Designer to external data sources.

Data sources defined in PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer are stored in a trusted data connection library on SharePoint Server 2013. A trusted data connection library is a document library that you have determined as safe. It restricts using the data source files, but still lets them be read. Administrators can manage data connections on the server by creating more than one data connection library. If a user updates a data source connection in the document library, the information is shared and updated when a workspace file is opened in Dashboard Designer.