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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step by Stacia Misner

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Reporting Life Cycle

The reporting life cycle is the sequence of activities associated with a report from creation to delivery. Reporting Services fully supports the three phases of the reporting life cycle, which include report development, management of the report server, and report access by users.

Report Development

Regardless of which tool you use to develop reports, the process is very similar. You develop reports on your own computer by selecting data for the report, organizing the report layout, and enhancing the report with formatting and, optionally, interactive features. At any time during report development, you can preview the report to test its appearance and any interactive features you added. If you’re building a managed report, ...

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