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Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Report data sources

In the previous chapter we have seen how data sources are created and bound to reports. There are basically two types of data sources that you come across in reporting services. The data that stays and travels with the data that only that particular report will use is called the embedded data source and the other is called a shared data source. Shared data sources can be used by one or more other reports.

An embedded data source

In the next chapter, Chapter 5, Working with Report Builder 3.0, we create a report called ReportEmbed.rdl that uses an embedded data source with the data being sourced from a SQL Server 2012 database. This report is saved on the Report Server and is therefore available on the Report Manager.

The data ...

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