Share Datasource automatically

Hello Helical,

I am using Helical Insight 4.0. I would like to share the datasource automatically to all users without explicitly sharing it every time I share reports/dashboards. Is there a way to do this?

Thank You,

Hello Snow,

. In Helical Insight, we have the concept of Public and Private. In order to share folders with all the users without explicitly sharing using the sharing option, you can make the folder public. To know more about this, you can refer the following blog:

Similar to folders, datasources can also be made public, i.e., accessible to all users without explicit sharing.

The details of the datasource connections are available in globalconnections.xml file which is located inside.../hi/hi-repository/System/Admin/ folder.

Edit the globalconnections.xml file. You will see that with each connection, there is a tag and a tag. These tags refer to the owner of the datasource connection and the requirements for sharing.

Comment out these two tags and save the file.


Once you save the file, the datasource connection for which security and sharing tags are removed will be automatically shared with all users and roles.

However, the “Edit” and "Sharing"permissions for this datasource connection will be disabled as by default the datasource connection is shared with Read Only permissions.


Thank You,
Helical Insight.