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Generate and distribute comprehensive, integrated reports Transform disparate corporate data into business intelligence with help from this hands-on guide.Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Servicesexplains how to create, manage, and deliver traditional and interactive reports with this powerful server-based reporting solution. Written by a member of the Reporting Services development team, the book covers the entire report-building and distribution process and offers complete details on all the product's ...
Generate and distribute comprehensive, integrated reports Transform disparate corporate data into business intelligence with help from this hands-on guide.Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Servicesexplains how to create, manage, and deliver traditional and interactive reports with this powerful server-based reporting solution. Written by a member of the Reporting Services development team, the book covers the entire report-building and distribution process and offers complete details on all the product's integrated features. Improve business decision-making in your organization by getting the right information to the right people at the right time. ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR DATABASE PROFESSIONALS Install and set up SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Use the SELECT query to extract report data from your data sources Add charts, images, and other graphics Generate reports using the Report Wizard and from scratch Maintain a secure, managed environment Integrate reports with desktop and web applications Enable end-user access to reports via the Report Server and its Report Manager web interface Export reports to other presentation and data exchange rendering formats Microsoft's Reporting Services product is a vital part of the SQL Server 2005 business intelligence platform, but it works with virtually any data source. This hands-on guide explains how to transform data into insightful and interactive Web-based reports using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. With coverage of everything from installation to administration, the book demonstrateshow to use this powerful server-based reporting solution to improve business decision-making and facilitate company-wide — even worldwide — communication.Foreword by Brian Welcker, Group Program Manager for Reporting Services,Microsoft CorporationTechnically reviewed by members of the Reporting Services group at MicrosoftIncludes 60+ practical, re-usable report and code samples This hands-
Part I: Getting Started
Posted April 21, 2006
With the release of SQL Server 2005, many developers and business managers are clamoring to use the new features of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, but are unsure how to get started. This book takes the reader step-by-step through installing Reporting Services, to configuration, to generating a report, to finally customizing Reporting Services to meet a business need. This book is a good introduction to understanding what Reporting Services is all about. This book is well organized and divided into three sections: getting Reporting Services set up, generating a report with Reporting Services, and serving up the reports you create. The first section takes the reader through a step-by-step process of configuring Reporting Services. Additionally, the author identifies some common errors that might occur during set up and how those issues can be resolved. The second section is (in my opinion) the most interesting of the three sections. In this section, the author illustrates how to create reports. Examples are provided which show how to generate all kinds of reports, in addition to jazzing up the end result with graphics and colors. The final section details many of the administrative options that you should be aware of when deploying Reporting Services. In addition to some of the administrative details, the author shows how to customize reports with a style sheet and how to get the new report to integrate with a SharePoint site. This is a very interesting book, and I would recommend it to individuals who work with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. There is a lot that you can do with Reporting Services, and this book goes a long way to identifying and illustrating those things.
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