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Overview of MS Reporting Services 2008 R2 for presentation at Phoenix 'Desert Code Camp', Chadler, AZ

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  • SQL Server Reporting Services is a reporting software application from Microsoft. Although it's sold as part of SQL Server - and is designed to connect to SQL Server databases, among others - it actually runs within Visual Studio, in an application called BIDS (Business Intelligence Design Studio).Introduced with SQL Server 2005; Current version SSRS 2008 R2 - new and improved Gauges, Indicators, Data bars, sparklines, Geospatial Visualization (Maps), and Windows Office Suite styling.SSRS Components: BIDS – Visual Studio shell (data mgt, report design, deployment)Report Server Report BuilderReport ManagerVS integration via Report Viewer Control
  • Mainfeatures of Report Designer:The Datasets window shows the data that is available to the report. The main design window lets you view the report itself. You can see a preview of the report, work with the report in a layout designer, or work with the query that returns the data for the report. The Solution Explorer, Output, and Properties windows are the standard Visual Studio windows. features of Report Designer:The Datasets window shows the data that is available to the report. The main design window lets you view the report itself. You can see a preview of the report, work with the report in a layout designer, or work with the query that returns the data for the report. The Solution Explorer, Output, and Properties windows are the standard Visual Studio windows. You can change the available data or the sort order for the report by modifying the query on the Data tab. You can resize or rearrange controls on the Layout tab. You can use the Properties window to change properties of individual controls including their font, alignment, colors, and so on.
  • Reporting Services 101

    1. 1. MS SQL Server Reporting Services 101<br />Quick & Easy Reporting <br /> with more than just numbers<br />Allen Feuling<br />Email: afeuling@gmail.com<br />
    2. 2. SSRS 101<br />Class Description: <br />Create smart, visually appealing reports with more than just numbers. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is an optional component of SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2008R2 used to create and deliver business intelligence reporting.<br />After a brief overview of the application and its capabilities, I will show you how to set-up Reporting Services in Microsoft BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio), create a simple report and view it using the built-in Report server. We will then see how the report can be embedded directly into web pages or .NET Windows applications.<br />
    3. 3. Agenda:<br />SSRS Overview<br />Create Report in BIDS Report Designer<br />Deploy to Report Server<br />Report Builder<br />Visual Studio Report Viewer Control<br />Questions/Discussion<br />
    4. 4. Overview - SSRS Architecture<br />(BIDS)<br />Visual Studio<br />
    5. 5. Samples –AdventureWorks 2008 R2<br /><ul><li>AdventureWorks Report Samples:
    6. 6. http://msftrsprodsamples.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=SS2008R2!AdventureWorks2008R2%20Report%20Samples&referringTitle=Home&ProjectName=msftrsprodsamples</li></li></ul><li>Create Report in BIDS Report Designer<br /><ul><li>New Project
    7. 7. Configure Data Source
    8. 8. Design Report
    9. 9. Layout
    10. 10. Table
    11. 11. Formatting
    12. 12. Charts</li></li></ul><li>Deploy to Report Server<br /><ul><li>Configure project target URL
    13. 13. Build=>Deploy</li></li></ul><li>Report Manager<br /><ul><li>View and Organize reports
    14. 14. Configure Security
    15. 15. Access Report Builder</li></li></ul><li>Create Report in Report Builder<br /><ul><li>Configure Data Set
    16. 16. Design Report
    17. 17. Layout
    18. 18. Table
    19. 19. Formatting
    20. 20. Charts</li></li></ul><li>Create Report in Visual Studio <br /><ul><li>Windows Forms or ASP.NET
    21. 21. Configure Data Set
    22. 22. Design Report
    23. 23. Layout
    24. 24. Table
    25. 25. Formatting</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br /><ul><li>Microsoft Reporting Services Info Aggregator -SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS):
    26. 26. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/cc511478.aspx
    27. 27. New Features in Reporting Services 2008 and 2008 R2 ( Bill Pearson):
    28. 28. http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/reporting-services/new-features-in-reporting-services-2008-and-2008-r2/
    29. 29. AdventureWorks Report Samples:
    30. 30. http://msftrsprodsamples.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=SS2008R2!AdventureWorks2008R2%20Report%20Samples&referringTitle=Home&ProjectName=msftrsprodsamples
    31. 31. Good SSRSR2 chart tutorial in report designer:
    32. 32. http://www.techbubbles.com/sql-server-2008/chart-reports-in-sql-server-2008-r2-reporting-services/
    33. 33. Walkthrough: Creating a ReportViewer Report with Visual Studio 2010:
    34. 34. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252073.aspx
    35. 35. SSRS Report Parts: Publishing Report Parts in Report Builder 3.0:
    36. 36. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633670%28v=SQL.105%29.aspx</li></ul> Contact Info: Allen Feuling<br /> Email: afeuling@gmail.com<br /> Twitter: @NikonBlueBoy<br />FacebookID: 100002234863568<br />Presentation Powerpoint: http://www.slideshare.net/afeuling/reporting-services-101<br />

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