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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints by Mickey Stuewe, Marlon Ribunal

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Report standards

Each report should have a few standard pieces of information to help the end user tell one printed copy from another, or for the person at the Help Desk to know which version of the report is being discussed. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Keep the report title displayed in the report as close to the same as the report name displayed in the Reporting Services Manager. This helps tying a paper copy to the electronic version.
  • Include as many parameters on the report on the first page or in the header as possible, especially date ranges. This helps the end user to remember which parameters they chose when comparing paper copies and provides the Help Desk with vital information to troubleshoot any issues.
  • Include a tracking/version number ...

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