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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...

Report Builder 2.0 in SQL Server 2008

Report builder 2.0 is a report authoring tool that we can use to design and publish reports. We can specify the data source, what data to display on report and which layout you prefer to see the report. When you run the report, the report processor takes all the information you specified and retrieves the data and generates each page as you view it. This post explains step-by-step details of...

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