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Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, Third Edition by Rodney Landrum, Shawn McGehee, Brian McDonald

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C H A P T E R  5

Implementing Dashboard-Style Report Objects

Charts, maps, indicators and other Reporting Services objects add visual interest to reports. Many of these objects also allow you to communicate a great deal of information at a glance that would otherwise be time-consuming to discover from reading lines of detail in a report containing only columnar data. Reporting Services provides a number of chart types and other report objects that have their own purpose. The visual report objects at your disposal are:

  • Chart: SSRS provides many chart styles that can be incorporated with other report objects such as the Table or Matrix or used as a stand-alone report.
  • Gauge: Released with SSRS 2008, these visually appealing controls provide ...

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