What is a report? A report is a means of visualizing data derived from one or more sources. Typically, these sources have always been datasets coming from T-SQL statements, stored procedures, or web services. But with the advent of the mapping features in SSRS (covered in this chapter in the section, “Working with Maps”), reports can also rely on information stored in ESRI (geospatial) data files.
A report may
Display data-bound and non–data-bound controls, offering static and interactive views on the data
Include a header, footer, ...