This chapter has taken you through the reporting life cycle with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. We began by designing reports and the queries that drive those reports using the Report Designer in Visual Studio. After you learned how to create basic reports either from scratch or with the assistance of the Report Wizard, we advanced to build sophisticated OLAP-based reports against an Analysis Services database. Along the way, we touched on other powerful design capabilities, including expressions, formatting, and custom code through embedded script and external .NET assembly references.

Then we covered everything that comes after building the perfect report. Various deployment techniques were described, and we saw how to deliver reports ...

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