Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Getting Started with SQL Server Report Builder 3.0

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) has a report development/authoring tool called Report Designer (Business Intelligence Development Studio) for creating managed reports. Though Report Designer has an intuitive interface for creating simple to complex reports, it can be a little complex for business users who want to create ad-hoc reports. SQL Server Reporting Services has a separate tool called Report Builder (separate downloadable) created especially for business users to do ad-hoc reporting.

Report Builder 1.0 first came with SQL Server 2005 and has grown up with each subsequent release. We are going to deep dive with Report Builder 3.0, which comes with SQL Server 2008 R2. For more information click here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Arshad,

    Am facing an issue identifying shared data sources within Report builder 3.0.

    My Report server is an external server. Am able to see the existing data sources when i go the report server url. However when i click on the report builder and try creating a blank report by chosing the exisitng data sources i dont seem to find any. Could you please let me know what might be the issue ?