Chapter 20. Creating Reports in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

In this chapter, we look at the parts and pieces that make up an installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS). We start by reviewing the installation and configuration processes you’ll use to set up Reporting Services. We then explore the report development environment in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS). While doing this, we’ll walk through the steps you’ll use to build, view, and deploy basic reports of various types. This is the first of three chapters in which we’ll focus on understanding concepts and implementation details for using SSRS. In the next two chapters, we’ll look more specifically at using SSRS as a client environment for SQL ...

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