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

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Programming Reporting Access

To complete the final phase of the reporting life cycle, you can provide access to reports programmatically. As one example, you can create Web pages that include links to reports managed on your report server and thereby bypass Report Manager or SharePoint to display reports. As another example, you can easily develop a Windows or Web application that uses the ReportViewer control that ships with Visual Studio 2008 to embed your Reporting Services reports into custom applications.

Linking to Reports with URL Access

Although using Report Manager or SharePoint as the central access point for reports is often satisfactory for most reporting needs in an organization, you might find it useful to provide direct links to your ...

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