SQL Reporting services also known as SSRS is a great tool to create report from database. In this article we will learn how to create a basic Report. We will learn how to create a shared data source so we can use it for all the reports in our project, How to create our data set to bind columns in report. For advanced report see my other article SSRS subreport with drill down step by step in sql server 2008
Step to create our first report:
We have created a blank project without any data source and without any default report because we will create our data source and reports step by step. As you can see there two folders created
Let’s create our shared data source first which we will use for our all the reports in this project
Here is our all the settings:
We set our shared data source, time to create a procedure or write Sql statement to get data for report, since it is our first report so we will not use complicated procedure with different parameters but very simple Sql statement
SELECT * FROM [Suppliers]
Now we will create our first report, we will use blank report without using report wizard, so let’s create it.
It will open a blank surface to design our report, here we will add report header, footer and a table to design the report.
To add report header
Similar to report header we can add report footer and its contents, like report generation date.
To add report content (supplier detail)
Now we will add column to this table
Once you added your all the columns, click preview to see the result, it is working but One thing we are missing, alternate row color for data, so let's add it
Paste following into the expression pan
= IIf(RowNumber(Nothing) Mod 2 = 0, "Transparent", "WhiteSmoke")
Here is our created report
Was not it so easy to create the report by using Sql Reporting Services? In our next article we will create some advance report like sub-report with drill down feature
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