Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Paperback | September 18, 2008

byBrian Larson

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The Definitive Guide to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Create and deliver data-rich reports across the enterprise using this complete server-based reporting solution. Written by a member of the original Reporting Services development team, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services covers the entire report-building and distribution process, including data extraction, integration with desktop and Web applications, and end-user access. The book explains how to maximize all of the powerful features, including the new Tablix data format, as well as enhanced performance, scalability, and visualization capabilities.

  • Install, configure, and customize SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
  • Create SELECT queries to extract data
  • Generate reports from the Report Wizard and from scratch
  • Add charts, images, and gauges
  • Build reusable report templates
  • Use the new Tablix data format to create reports with any structure
  • Export reports to Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, XML, and other formats
  • Enable end-user access to reports via the Report Server and its Report Manager web interface

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The Definitive Guide to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting ServicesCreate and deliver data-rich reports across the enterprise using this complete server-based reporting solution. Written by a member of the original Reporting Services development team, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services covers the entire report-building and d...

Brian Larson, MCSD, served as an original member of the Reporting Services development team and contributed to the code base. He is the chief of technology for Superior Consulting Services (SCS), a Microsoft Certified Partner.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:866 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 1.7 inPublished:September 18, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071548084

ISBN - 13:9780071548083

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1. Let's Start at the Very Beginning
Chapter 2. Putting the Pieces in Place: Installing Reporting Services
Part II: Report Authoring
Chapter 3. DB 101: Database Basics
Chapter 4. A Visit to Emerald City: The Report Wizard
Chapter 5. Removing the Training Wheels: Building Basic Reports
Chapter 6. Graphic Expression: Using Charts, Images, and Gauges
Chapter 7. Kicking It Up a Notch: Intermediate Reporting
Chapter 8. Beyond Wow: Advanced Reporting
Chapter 9. A Leading Exporter: Exporting Reports to Other Rendering Formats
Part III: Report Serving
Chapter 10. How Did We Ever Manage Without You? The Report Manager
Chapter 11. Delivering the Goods: Report Delivery
Chapter 12. Extending Outside the Box: Customizing Reporting Services
Part IV: Appendixes
Appendix A. Report Item Reference
Appendix B. Web Service Interface Reference
Appendix C. Ad Hoc Reporting
Index