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

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Using simulated data

When designing a dashboard, it can often be difficult to visualize the end result. Placing an empty gauge or report makes it hard for some people to get an idea of the final version of the report.

To assist with this issue, each component includes a set of simulated data. This is a set of fictional data the component can use when rendering the report before real data is connected to your dashboard.

Getting ready

This recipe will pick up right where the previous one ended, so be sure you have completed the steps in How to create a mobile report recipe first.

How to do it...

  1. Click on the Preview button in the tab area. You'll see that the report is rendered, complete with data:

    Figure 6.09

  2. To see where this data comes from, first ...

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