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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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Using SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is an enterprise-capable reporting solution for all types of data sources, including relational, multidimensional, XML and text. This section mostly focuses on using SSRS as a reporting client for SSAS cube data. However, before we do that, let's discuss SSRS in general.

SSRS Components

SSRS consists of the following default components:

  • Report Manager: This is the access and management tool that provides web-based report functionality and the default user interface for the results of the web service. End users access an ASP.NET web application, which is also called Report Manager, by navigating to the (default) URL: http://localhost/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx.
  • Report Server ...

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