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SQL Server Reporting Services: Getting Started

  • November 14, 2007
  • By Vikas Goyal
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  • Click 'New Data Source' to set up the link with the database that will be used as the data source for the generated report.

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    Figure 4: Setting up Data Source

  • Once Data Source has been set up, go to the details page of Data Source and Generate Model for the Data Source.
  • Once Data Source has been set up and Model has been generated successfully, the Report Manager home will have two entries, as shown in Figure 5:

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    Figure 5: Report Manager

  • The next step is to design the report.
  • Click on 'Report Builder'. It will launch a new application that provides a workspace for designing the report using the Data Model generated above (see Figure 6).

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    Figure 6: Report Builder Workspace

  • Select the Model generated above and click 'OK'.
  • For this walkthrough, the sample database used has only one table. It has the following structure:

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    Figure 7: Data Structure

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