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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  9

Rendering Reports from .NET Applications

Report rendering is the process of outputting the results of a report into a specific format. You pass the appropriate parameters to SSRS, telling it what report you want to run and optionally what format you want the output in, any user credentials, and the actual report parameters. SSRS 2012 then renders the report and returns the results.

The manner in which you pass these parameters and how the results are returned depends on the SSRS 2012 method you’re using to render the report. Once SSRS has the information it needs, based on the particular report you’re running, it queries the appropriate data sources. SSRS 2012 uses the passed credentials and parameters if appropriate, renders ...

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