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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Reporting Services Step by Step by Hitachi Consulting, Stacia Misner

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Chapter 4. Developing Basic Reports

This chapter shows you how to use the Report Designer in Microsoft Visual Studio so you can prepare, structure, and format a tabular report. This chapter begins by explaining the output of the authoring stage—a report definition file.

Understanding a Report Definition File

Reporting Services generates a report by using a report definition, which describes the report’s data, layout, and properties. Rather than build a report using a programming language to create a series of instructions, ...

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