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MS Sql Server: Reporting models


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MS Sql Server: Reporting models

  1. 1. SQL SERVER: Reporting Models<br />
  2. 2. What Are Report Models?<br />Abstractions of report data sources, making it easy to use.<br />Underlying metadata for Report Builder<br />Ease to use by information workers(need not be developers)<br />Data<br />source<br />Report<br />Business user<br />Report model<br />
  3. 3. Report Model Objects and Concepts<br />Entities<br />Attributes<br />Folders and perspectives<br />Roles and Relations<br />Clickthrough reports<br />
  4. 4. Create a Report Model project using template<br />Create a data source or connect to data source<br />Create a data source view<br />Define the Report Model<br />Publish the Report Model once ready<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />Using Model Designer<br />Steps for creating a Report Model with Model Designer:<br />
  5. 5. What Is Report Builder?<br />Uses report models to facilitate the creation of ad hoc reports<br />A familiar Microsoft Office like environment for easily creating reports<br />Allows automatic generation of click through reports for exploring report data<br />Can be launched from SharePoint<br />Can be launched from third party applications for integrated reporting<br />
  6. 6. Building a Report in Report Builder<br />Steps for using Report Builder:<br />Install/Start from Report Manager<br />Select data source<br />Select report type: table, matrix, or a chart<br />Create report layout<br />Apply groupings or filters if required<br />Test report locally as a smoke test<br />Publish/save report<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />6<br />7<br />
  7. 7. Grouping and Sorting Data<br />Groups are added automatically based on the data relationships<br />Groups are based on values or entities<br />Sorting can be by fields within a group or for any field for which subtotals are displayed<br />Grouping can be used to control page breaks<br />
  8. 8. Filtering Data<br />Select an entity or field to filter on<br />Select a comparison operator<br />Specify filter criteria<br />Create filter groups (optional)<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  9. 9. Viewing and Publishing a Report<br />Use the Run toolbar to run & check the report<br />Run mode allows filters, sorting & grouping<br />Publish the report or save it to a file<br />
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