What is this book about? Professional SQL Server Reporting Services can be used by C#, VB, and ASP.NET developers, as well as SQL Server developers who are looking to develop customizable reports for the end user. Professional SQL Server Reporting Services is filled with detailed examples on building reports and designing report solutions, as well as hands-on deployment strategies for interacting with a variety of latforms.
This book covers all of the fundamentals of working with Reporting Services. It begins by explaining reporting services architecture and business intelligence. You learn the fundamentals of designing reports and planning considerations, and then move on to advanced report design and filtering techniques. The book also includes saving, retrieving, and rendering reports. You will discover the specifics of the following: Programming reports Reporting service namespaces and the object model Report scripting Rendering scenarios Consuming and providing data in the .NET framework Browser compatibility considerations Designing reporting solutions and deployment strategies