Getting Started with SQL Reporting Services Webinar


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We will review how to use SQL Reporting Services with Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011. By joining us for this 1-hour complimentary and educational webinar you will learn how to create SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and deploy reports to Microsoft Dynamics SL.

Don't miss your chance to learn advanced hints and tips for SSRS!

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Getting Started with SQL Reporting Services Webinar

  1. 1. Getting Started with SQLReporting Services Hosted by Kacie Frey Presented by Jeff Lininger
  2. 2. SSRS Terminology• Report Items – Text boxes, Rectangle, Image• Data Regions – An item that displays repeated rows of data – List – data arranged in a free form fashion – Table- a banded, tabular report – Matrix- a cross-tab (or pivot table) report – Chart- a graph 2
  3. 3. SSRS Terminology (cont.)• Data Source – a database• DataSet – a query against a datasource• Sub Report – Report embedded within a report.• Drill Down Report – Allows information to collapsed / expanded on the report.• Drill Through Report – Report link to jump to more detailed reports. 3
  4. 4. What is SSRS• Report Server• Report Manager• Report Builder• Model Designer• Report Designer• Report Viewer 4
  5. 5. SSRS Components• Report Server – Processes report requests and makes on demand access or scheduled distribution.• Report Manager – View, Search, Subscribe to reports• Report Builder – Designed for users familiar with Office to quickly build reports. – Uses predefined Report Models to drag and drop report items onto data regions. – A ClickOnce Winform application which runs on the client’s machine and publishes reports as RDL files to the Report Server. 5
  6. 6. SSRS Components (cont.)• Model Designer – Used to define, edit, and publish models used in Report Builder• A Report Model – A business description of the underlying database. – Describes data in terms of entities, attributes and relationships (roles) which users can use to build ad hoc reports using Report Builder. 6
  7. 7. SSRS Components (cont.)• Report Designer – Tools hosted within Visual Studio environment – Design – Preview Layout – Publish to a Server• Report Viewer – Allows WinForm apps to display SSRS reports in local mode – Report Viewer wrapped in additional functionality (ROI) is used in Dynamics SL 7
  8. 8. SSRS Environment• Local Mode – report viewer, ROI• Native Mode – Report Server, Report Manager, etc.• Integrated Mode – – SharePoint integration – Web parts available to view reports – SharePoint security access of report 8
  9. 9. SSRS Environment (cont.)• Multiple data bases• Multiple data sets• Easy to integrate .NET code with report – More complex functions than SSRS functions – .NET code can integrate other data sources (for example data from a web service) – Secure customized reports• Extensible interfaces to access data from non database data sources 9