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Create SSRS Report Using Report Wizard

Posted by Akshay Patel Articles | SQL September 17, 2012
This article demonstrates how to create SSRS report. This article begins with the SSRS Introduction, Use of SSRS and step by step creation of report.
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Introduction

This article demonstrates how to create a SSRS report. This article begins with a SSRS Introduction, then the use of SSRS and finally step-by-step creation of a report.

What is SSRS?

SSRS is a server based reporting platform. It provides tools and services to create, manage and deploy reports.

We can use SSRS for:

  • Business Reporting
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Embedded Reporting
  • Portal Integration

Report Development Process

Report-Development-Process.jpg

Step 1

  • Start => All Programs => SQL Server 2008 R2 => SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio

    Sql -Server-Business-Intelligence-Development-Studio.jpg
     

Step 2

  • File => New => Project
  • Business Intelligence Project => Report Server Project
  • Give Project Name ... Select Location... Click OK

    business-intellegence-project.jpg

Step 3

  • Right-click on Reports and Select Add New Report

    Reports-and-Select-Add-New-Report.jpg

Step 4

  • Click on the Next Button

    report-wizard.jpg
     

Step 5

  • Give a Data Source name and Click on the Edit Button

    select-the-data-source.jpg


Step 6

  • Select Server Name
  • Select "Use SQL Server Authentication" Radio Button
  • Give User name and Password
  • Select Database Name and Click on the "OK" button.

    select-database.jpg

Step 7

  • Press the Next Button

    select-the-data-source1.jpg
     

Step 8

  • Click on the "Query Builder ..." button, as in:

    design-the-query.jpg


Step 9

  • Right-click and select Add Table
  • Select Table and Click on the Add button

    query-designer.jpg

Step 10

  • Select all columns and press the ok button

    Select-all-columns.jpg

Step 11

  • Click on the Next Button

    next-burron-query-builder.jpg


Step 12

  • Select Tabular Option and Click on the Next Button

    select-the-report-type.jpg
     

Step 13

  • Select PlayerName for the Group list and the Rest is for Details
  • Click on the Next Button

    design-the-table.jpg


Step 14

  • Select Stepped option and Click on the next button

    choose-the-table-layout.jpg


Step 15

  • Select a table style and press the next button

    choose-the-table-style.jpg


Step 16

  • Give the Report Name and Press the Finish Button

    completing-the-wizard.jpg
     




Step 17

  • PlayerReport.rdl is added in the Reports folder and you can see the rdl file in design mode

    PlayerReport.rdl.jpg


Step 18

  • To see the preview of the report Click on the preview tab

    preview-of-report-Click.jpg


Conclusion

This is a very basic and simple report of SSRS. You can also customize table layout, style, report type etc. In this report I have used only a single table. You can also create a report using multiple tables with the help of joins.
 

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