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Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Using the Data Visualization Controls: Sparkline, Indicator, and Data Bar

In the next few examples, we examine the new controls that come with SSRS 2008 R2, starting with Sparklines.

As mentioned earlier, a Sparkline is a small, easy-to-understand chart that you usually place inside the text box cell of a grouping row in a Tablix. Sparklines make it easy to see trends in data at a glance. Most types of Sparklines can be converted to full chart controls when necessary (except for 3D charts). In the following example, we add a Sparkline to a new report.

As you’ve done before, right-click your Reports folder in Solution Explorer and then click Add New Report. As you follow the steps of the Report Wizard, select your shared data source (pointing ...

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