Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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January 2, 2006


Mixed media product, 767 pages

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0072262397 / 9780072262391


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Main description

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 demonstrates how to use this powerful server-based reporting solution to improve business decision-making and facilitate company-wide -- even worldwide -- communication.

Table of contents

FOREWORD ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION 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 Train Wheels: Building Basic Reports Chapter 6: Graphic Expression: Using Charts and Images in Reports 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 Saving 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: REPORT DEFINITION LANGUAGE REFERENCE APPENDIX D: AD HOC REPORTING INDEX

Author comments

Brian Larson (Arden Hills, MN), MCSD, served as a member of the Reporting Services development team on a contract basis, and has contributed to the code base. He is the Chief of Technology (COT) for Superior Consulting Services (SCS) in the Twin Cities. SCS is a Microsoft Certified Partner and is currently developing a client solution that uses Microsoft Reporting Services for report production and distribution.

Brian has been invited to speak on Reporting Services at several conferences including SQL Server Magazine Connections (both in Vegas and Orlando), has been interviewed as a subject matter expert by Microsoft TechNet, .NET Rocks, and others and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine.

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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 Services explains 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.


  • 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

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