Chapter 7. Self-service Data Alerts in SSRS 2012

Self-service alerts or Data Alerts are a new feature of SQL Server Reporting Services 2012. These alerts help you monitor data of interest to you or your organization. For example, many companies are alerting their customers when their payments are due (which is perhaps by setting up time-triggered schedule). But Data Alerts are triggered automatically when some data in the report changes and an e-mail is sent. These Data Alerts are different from data-driven subscriptions in Native Mode Reporting Services.

This feature could be very useful in monitoring inventories, monitoring stock prices, last name changes, personnel information changes, and in many other scenarios. Make sure you review this ...

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