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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Step by Step by Mike Hotek

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Creating Reports

SSRS provides the infrastructure components necessary to manage and execute reports. However, without reports to execute, SSRS would be a very boring product. Microsoft has developed a report designer that enables you to create all of the reports that make SSRS useful to an organization. Along with a report designer, an open report definition called Report Definition Language (RDL) has been created to enable third parties to develop tools to generate reports for SSRS.

A report consists of two major components:

  • A data source that defines the query or stored procedure that provides data

  • A report definition that defines how the data is formatted and displayed

Building a Report

Building a basic report consists for several steps:

  • Specifying ...

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