Reporting in SSRS

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26th September, 2020




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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a server-based reporting platform that allows us to create and manage a wide variety of different types of report, and deliver them in a range of formats. We can create basic reports containing tables and graphs, or more complex data visualizations, using charts, maps and spark lines.

Reporting Services  (SSRS)

Create a Basic table Report: Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to create your first report. This tutorial shows you how to work with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) to create a data connection (data source), define a simple query (dataset), and configure a data region to contain your data.

Create a Data-Driven subscription: Reporting Services provides data-driven subscriptions so that you can customize the distribution of a report based on dynamic list of subscribers that will receive the report. Data-driven subscriptions are typically created and maintained by report server administrators. The ability to create data-driven subscriptions requires expertise in building queries, knowledge of data sources that contain subscriber data, and elevated permissions on a report server.

Accessing the Report Server Web Service Using Visual Basic or Visual: Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to access the SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) Web services from an application created with Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual C#.

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Updating Reports Using Classes Generated from the RDL Schema :

Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to use the XML Schema Definition Tool (Xsd.exe) to generate classes that allow you to serialize and deserialize report definition files (.rdl and .rdlc) with the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Create a Drill through (RDLC) Report with Parameters using Report Viewer:

Report Builder:

Report Builder create rich reports that contain data visualizations such as Maps and Spark lines as well as tutorials on how to use parameters and expressions.

Report design


Reporting Services paginated reports within the Microsoft Visual Studio environment, fully integrated with SQL Server tools and components.

Reporting Services paginated reports in the standalone Report Builder app.

Reporting Services mobile reports in the Mobile Report Publisher.

Take advantage of Reporting Services programming features so you can extend and customize your reporting functionality, with APIs to integrate or extend data and report processing in custom applications.

Reporting Services is a server-based reporting platform. You publish reports to a report server, or as part of a Microsoft Windows application, or to a SharePoint site. You can schedule report processing, access reports on-demand, subscribe to published reports, and export reports to other applications such as Microsoft Excel. Create data alerts on reports published to a SharePoint site and receive email messages when report data changes.

You can select from a variety of viewing formats. You can view Reporting Services mobile reports in the Power BI app for mobile devices. The reports that you create can be viewed over a Web-based connection.

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