Report authoring

Report writing starts with planning like most of the other activities. Some of the key considerations are:

  • Audience
  • Report structure
  • Look and feel of report
  • Report visibility related to security
  • Report delivery format
  • Canned or AD_HOC
  • Web or desktop
  • Internet, Intranet, or hard copy

Although these considerations are separately listed, they are interconnected. Once some of these requirements are defi ned then one begins to come up with a more detailed plan that needs the source of data (local, SQL Server, cloud, or third party), the connectivity issues, the delivery type (desktop, Intranet, download, Internet, cloud application, and so on), the delivery format for hard copies, Web access via Intranet IIS or through SharePoint, and a multitude ...

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