Chapter 18

Integrating Reports with SharePoint

What's in this chapter?

Leveraging the Report Viewer web part to create seamless reports

Exploring a reporting library with the Report Explorer web part

Tuning the Report Viewer web part for Integrated mode

Publishing reports to SharePoint

Managing reports in SharePoint

Working with report models from SharePoint

This chapter explores the integration of SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services with SharePoint. In recent years, SharePoint has become a web-portal centerpiece for collaboration and information sharing. As a result, Microsoft has tightly integrated its reporting solution with SharePoint.

Integrating SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services and SharePoint allows a user to navigate to his or her intranet portal and have instant access to company information as well as personalized business reports and key performance indicators (KPIs). The reports can be embedded directly into web portal pages for seamless integration for the user.

SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services can be installed in either Native mode or SharePoint Integrated mode. In Native mode, a user interacts with Reporting Services using two web parts (Report Explorer and Report Viewer). In Integrated mode, SharePoint takes over all the duties of the Report Manager. It also adds SharePoint document management values such as a consistent and friendly user experience, versioning, security trimming, alerts, enterprise search, and, when properly configured, the meeting of regulatory ...

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