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

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Chapter 8. Visualizing Data

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Choose a chart type or gauge type to present data visually.

  • Create a column chart.

  • Configure properties for chart elements.

  • Add a calculated series to a chart.

  • Move values to a secondary axis or a separate chart area.

  • Combine chart types in a single chart.

  • Create a linear gauge.

Users can often gain better insights into data when visualization methods are used to display summarized data. With Reporting Services, you can choose from many different types of charts and gauges to provide rich data visualization. In this chapter, you explore a variety of data visualization methods. The emphasis in this chapter is on chart development because charts are more commonly used than gauges ...

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