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Creating a Basic Report

Now that you understand the business and architectural concepts behind enterprise reporting in general and Reporting Services in particular, let’s start creating a report.

Setting Up a Report

Creating a report involves some common sense steps: you first create a SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) project to contain the report-related files, then you instruct BIDS about what data will be shown in the report. After that, you define which data is actually needed in the report and, last but not least, you layout, test, and deploy your report.

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You can deploy reports through Report Manager. For more information, see the SQL Server Books Online topic “Deploying Reports Through Report Manager.” ...

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