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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-471-75884-6
436 pages
December 2005
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Introduction 1

Part I: Just the Basics 8

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Reporting Services 9

Chapter 2: Retrieving Data from a Database 29

Chapter 3: Building and Running a Simple Report 47

Part II: Building Reports — Your Creativity Options 63

Chapter 4: We’re Off to See the Wizard 65

Chapter 5: Styling with Report Types 71

Chapter 6: Accessorizing Your Reports 93

Chapter 7: Reporting with Parameters and Format Options 117

Chapter 8: Using Report Builder 139

Part III: Publishing, Accessing, and Subscribing to Reports 155

Chapter 9: Publish or Perish — Getting the Report Out 157

Chapter 10: Executing and Accessing Reports on Demand 181

Chapter 11: Delivering Your Reports 201

Part IV: Maintaining Your Reports 225

Chapter 12: Managing and Administering Your Reports 227

Chapter 13: Securing Report Server 245

Chapter 14: Optimizing Report Performance 257

Part V: Developing Advanced Reports 271

Chapter 15: More About Interactive Reporting 273

Chapter 16: Drilling Down to the Details 289

Chapter 17: Reporting from OLAP Data Sources 307

Chapter 18: Helping Executives See the Big Business Picture 323

Part VI: Migrating from Other Reporting Tools 339

Chapter 19: Comparing Reporting Services to Other Popular Reporting Tools 341

Chapter 20: Converting Reports from Access 355

Part VII: The Part of Tens 365

Chapter 21: Ten Cool Tricks with Reporting Services 367

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Hook Into the Microsoft BI Platform 375

Chapter 23: Ten Places to Find Reporting Services Support 379

Chapter 24: Ten Third Party Tools to Use with Reporting Services 383

Index 389

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