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Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Chapter 8. Programming Interfaces to Reporting Services

In this chapter, we will be looking at a number of programming interfaces available to work with the SQL Server Reporting Services. Using these interfaces, integration, maintenance of reports into Web and Windows application and configuring reporting services are facilitated.

Overview of programming interfaces

The programming interfaces include the following:

  • URL access

  • ReportViewer control

  • The Reporting web services API

  • Windows Management Instrumentation

  • Reporting services utilities

  • Miscellaneous

You will be working hands-on with most of them in this chapter and the rest are covered in the appendices.

URL access

The Reporting Services HTTP handler allows web clients to request a report from the Report ...

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