Creating Reports with SSRS

Just as we succeeded on the desktop, we will strive to succeed in services on the Web.

—Steve Ballmer

In the past three chapters of this book, we discussed creating reports with SQL code, MDX code, and Excel spreadsheets. Now we will take a look at Microsoft’s premier reporting application, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), also known as Reporting Services.

Reporting Services provides web-based reporting with its own web application or in combination with Microsoft SharePoint in a professional development structure. With Reporting Services, companies can have reports created by developers who understand ...

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