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

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Designing Reports Using Report Builder

Report Builder (RB) is a report authoring application that enables advanced users to design and publish their own reports. With this release of SQL Server, users can generate reports using three different versions of Report Builder (although we recommend using only version 3.0 for new work) and are free to use data generated by any T-SQL query from any supported data source, data from report models (built by a database administrator), and mapping sources.

Report Builder

Report Builder simplifies both the data-retrieval and the layout-design phases of report building for nondevelopers, although it still helps to have a developer around for configuration and advanced tasks.

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You cannot work in RB1 with ...

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