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Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services by Kathi Kellenberger

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© Kathi Kellenberger 2016

Kathi Kellenberger, Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1990-4_7

7. Bringing Data to Life Visually

Kathi Kellenberger

(1)Edwardsville, Illinois, USA

A picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to reports, a picture is worth a thousand numbers as well. By adding charts, gauges, and maps, a report will tell an entire story. I often joke that the higher up the organizational chart you go, the more pictures you need in the report. These pictures tell a busy executive about trends and the health of the company with just a glance.

In Chapter 4, you saw how images stored in a database can be added to a report. In Chapter 10, you will learn about an exciting new feature that also takes advantage of ...

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