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Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services By Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

With clear instructions and plenty of screenshots, this book provides all the support and guidance you will need as you begin to generate reports with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. This book is for anyone who is new to SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services and needs to create and deploy reports. The book is suitable for report developers, data analysts, and report server database administrators. You will need to know the basic concepts of SQL Server, but not necessarily be very familiar with SQL Server 2008.

About Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Jayaram Krishnaswamy studied at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore India and Madras University in India and taught at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. He went to Japan on a Japanese Ministry of Education Research scholarship to complete his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Sydney University in Australia; a Government of India Senior Scientific Officer at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur; a Visiting Scientist at the Eindhoven Institute of Technology in Netherlands; a Visiting Professor of Physics at the Federal University in Brazil; an Associate Research Scientist at a government laboratory in Sao Jose dos Campos in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a visiting scientist at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada before coming to USA in 1985. He has also taught and worked at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He worked with Northrop Grumman Corporation on a number of projects related to high energy electron accelerators / Free Electron Lasers. These projects were undertaken at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island and in the Physics Department at Princeton University. He has over 80 publications in refereed and non-refereed publications and 8 issued patents. He is fluent in Japanese and Portuguese and lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA. He has been working in the IT related fields since 1997. He was once a Microsoft Certified Trainer in Networking and a Siebel Certified developer. He has worked with several IT related companies, such as the Butler International in their Siebel practice; with several IBM sub-contractors and smaller companies. Presently he is active in writing technical articles in the IT field to many online sites such as CodeProject,,,,,, Egghead Cafe,, Packt Article Network,,, and many others. Between 2006 and 2010 he wrote more than 400 articles mostly related to database and web related technologies covering Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, ColdFusion, Sun and other vendor products. He has also written two Microsoft Business Intelligence related books for Packt.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An overview detailing the requirements and major highlights of the Reporting Services. Chapter 2 Presents the salient architectural details and describes the details of how the different elements of the reporting services fit together to deliver end-to-end support for reporting. Chapter 3 Discusses details regarding the usage of Report Viewer Controls, covering both web and Windows forms applications. Chapter 4 Discusses the built-in features in Visual Studio 2008 to generate server-based reports and report models. It also describes importing MS Access reports. Chapter 5 Describes Report Manager and some of the basic tasks that can be carried out with this tool as well as Email, File Share, and Data Driven subscriptions. Chapter 6 This chapter describes the Report Builder 2.0 interface together with the new features that are incorporated into this version. It also describes charts and gauges and their inclusion in reports. Chapter 7 This chapter describes the various kinds of reports that one can build using the standalone tool Report Builder 2.0. It also describes data originating in SQL Server, SQL Analysis Server and Report Models. Chapter 8 This chapter describes a number of programming interfaces available to work with the SQL Server Reporting Services. Using these interfaces facilitates integration and maintenance of reports into web and Windows applications and configuring reporting services. Chapter 9 This chapter describes Crystal Report 2008 and its integration with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 using a number of examples. Chapter 10 Programmatic generation of reports is always a very useful feature as it draws upon the complete API. This chapter deals with creating a report using code that calls the API procedures and also presents an introduction to the. Appendix A This appendix describes the different sources of data that are used in Reporting Services. It also describes the differences between SQL Queries, MDX, and Semantic queries and presents how each of them is supported in the Query Designer. Appendix B This appendix describes the conversion of RDL to RDLC and RDLC to RDL. Presently this is limited to only RDLC to RDL conversion. Appendix C This appendix describes the rs.exe command-line and also describes the tools rsconfig and rskeymgmt. Appendix D This appendix details some of the major references and links to online references.

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Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services by Jayaram Krishnaswamy
Packt Publishing Limited
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