Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Microsoft recently released SQL Reporting Services, a reporting tool that comes free with SQL Server 2000.

I've been dabbling in SRS recently. It's a fairly robust reporting tool. Designing reports is done in Visual Studio .NET, and reports are deployed to the web.

Using the Report Wizard, I was able to quickly build a report based on some data in my SQL Server database. I did find it rather difficult to make changes to the report once the wizard created it. For that reason, when I needed to make changes, I found it easier to just create a new report with the Wizard and included the changes there.

The next step will be to deploy the reports to our production web server (instead of my laptop).

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