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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook by Robert C. Cain, Dinesh Priyankara

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Is this for a developer or business user?

Microsoft originally designed Report Builder as a tool for advanced business users to create their reports. As you'll see, its interface resembles that of a Microsoft Office application, with the tab controls and side panels.

Many developers though, appreciate its simplicity and ease of use. Additionally, the wizards in SSDT are limited compared to those included with Report Builder. Best of all, both SSDT and Report Builder use the same file format on the backend-RDL files. Thus, the same report can be edited in either tool without issues.

By the end of this chapter, you'll realize that the true answer to the question, Is this for a developer or business users? is Both!

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