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

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Visualizing data with the TreeMap data region

Reporting Services 2016 introduces two new chart data regions: TreeMap and Sunburst. Let's discuss the TreeMap data region with this recipe and Sunburst with next recipe.

Visualization plays the key role of presenting information. Yes, it is true that most reports are formal reports and based on tabular format. But when presenting summarized values, specifically with hierarchical data, graphical data regions do the best and deliver the required information in a user-friendly and meaningful manner.

The TreeMap helps you to divide loaded data into rectangles representing different levels in the hierarchy. The sizes of rectangles are based on numeric values related to items in the level. Although it does ...

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