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SQL Server Reporting Services

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Brief introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services

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SQL Server Reporting Services

  1. 1. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Jarosław Dobrzański 2009/01/12
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Report </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Report </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering Report </li></ul><ul><li>Further Reading </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Server-based solution </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Microsoft Business Intelligence framework </li></ul><ul><li>Create, manage, deliver paper-oriented and interactive Web-based reports </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jasper Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prerequisities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SQL Server Express 2005/2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence Development Studio </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Architecture
  5. 5. Designing Report <ul><li>Business Intelligence Development Studio – Visual Studio shell </li></ul><ul><li>Three steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data – what? (query, stored procedure ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout – how? (MS Office paradigms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview – test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Result – report as RDL (Report Definition Language) file </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative – Report Builder </li></ul>
  6. 6. Managing Reports <ul><li>Report Manager – http://SERVER/Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Deployed on IIS </li></ul><ul><li>Aministrate single report server instance </li></ul><ul><li>View, search, print reports </li></ul><ul><li>Define role-based security </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Report Builder (create ad-hoc report) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Delivering Reports <ul><li>Report Server - http:// SERVER /ReportServer/?XXX&rc:parameters=false&rs:Command=Render&ParamName=ParamValue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XXX – report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ParamName – parameter name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ParamValue – parameter value </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Delivering Reports <ul><li>ReportViewer Controls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View reports even hosted locally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For: ASP.NET and Windows apps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASP.NET apps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change extension from RDL to RDLC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configure control: use RDLC file, define DataSource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code behind: additional logics, e.g. confirm current user can view particular report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass parameters: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ReportParameter p = new ReportParameter(PARAM_NAME, PARAM_VALUE); </li></ul><ul><li>reportViewer.LocalReport.SetParameters(new ReportParameter[] { p }); </li></ul>
  9. 9. Further reading <ul><li>Homepage: http:// www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial: Creating a basic table report: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms167305.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Tricks: http :// dobrzanski.net/tag/reportingservices/ </li></ul>

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