Chapter 29. Reusing report parts

Report parts were first introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 as another option to support self-service reporting for business users. Rather than require users to learn how to build a table or matrix, you can instead deploy these report items, among others, as independent items called report parts. Users can then construct reports with these ready-made report parts, and can even adapt them as needed.

Introducing report parts

If you develop software applications or design database schemas, you know that one of the benefits of eliminating redundancy of code or data and centralizing business logic is the ease of maintenance resulting from having only one place to update when a change is necessary. In Reporting Services, ...

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