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Filtering Techniques for SQL Server 2008 R2 Reports

It is important to consider to filter report data based on user’s selection criteria as many databases contain large amounts of data. This post discusses different techniques to filter report data using report parameter concepts. By using the filters on reports, it greatly reduces the network traffic and helps the report to render efficiently.   We are using same data source and query that...

Chart Reports in SQL Server 2008 R2 reporting services

  Charts are effective way to visualize the aggregated values. This post discuss about creating a chart, Pie and Gauge reports using SQL server 2008 R2 Reporting Services. You will notice a significant difference in chart types in SQL 2008 R2 compared to SQL 2005. Choosing Chart types: The important point while choosing a report type is – choose a chart type that meets the need and adds...

Tabular Reports in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services

  It is important to understand the reporting options available in SQL Server 2008 R2 to provide an appropriate report layout to meet the business requirements and needs of our end users. This post briefly discusses about different report layout types available and explains in detail the steps to create a Tabular Report. It also explains how to sorting and drilldown features to your report...

Database Mail Configuration in SQL Server 2008 R2

  This post explains the configuration steps that require to send an email from SQL server 2008 R2. It is useful if we could send an email from SQL Server to our administrators and end users. Database Mail is SQL server component that uses Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to send email messages. After setting up the Database email we can test the email and mail-log. 1. Open the SQL...

Data Binding for Silverlight Application

This post explains loading data into Silverlight form using ADO.NET Data Services service. We need to do the following tasks to achieve this

Creating an ADO.NET Data Services project
Creating a Silverlight application and referring the created service above

Creating the ADO.NET Data Services project 
1. Create an empty web application using Visual Studio 2010 as follows

Data Binding in Windows Forms

This post demonstrates the different ways of data binding in windows forms. It also discuss the concepts which are key to understanding the things that are new and different in other binding models. We first design the form using Typed Data Set and then modify the form to work with LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework models. 1. Typed Data Set Create a new windows forms project in Visual Studio and...

PIVOT & UNPIVOT Operators in SQL Server 2008

PIVOT is a new T-SQL operator introduced in SQL Server 2008 which can be used to rotate rows into columns and can create a crosstab query. You can specify the PIVOT operator in FROM clause of your query.
Specify the desired values that you want to see in SELECT statement and FROM clause contains the PIVOT statement. Let us take an example

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