Create a Reporting Action, using SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) 2012 Cube Designer

In this session we'll show you how to create a Reporting Action using Analysis Services 2012 Cube Designer. We'll explain what a Reporting Action is, how to create one in SSAS 2012 and finally demonstrate how to render a SQL Server Reporting Services report by executing the Reporting Action from Excel. [More]

Display TreeView list of Reports, Datasets and Report Parts using Report Server Web Service EndPoint (ReportService2010)

Recently, I've had a few requests for how to display a TreeView list of Report Parts from SQL Server Reporting Services Report Server Web Services. This article will demonstrate how to query a list of Reports, Datasets and Report Parts using Report Server Web Service EndPoints. For this session we'll be using the ReportingServices2010 EndPoint. [More]

Create a Custom Report Template for SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012

In this article we'll show you how to create a custom Report Template for use with SQL Server Reporting Services. What is a Report Template? A Report Template is a custom defined .RDL file which you save to the ReportProject folder of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). The custom Report Template will render in the list of available Report Templates to choose from within SSDT. The benefit is Reusability and Brand Standards for authoring business specific reports. [More]

Create a custom expression to handle dynamic Fill Colors on Sparkline series values, using Reporting Services (SSRS).

In this session we'll show you how to change a Sparkline series fill color when value(s) are either positive or negative. This session demonstrates how to work with Sparkline’s using SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for authoring and designing the report. [More]

Working with a Recursive Hierarchy Group in SQL Reporting Services 2008

This article explains how to create a recursive hierarchy group, which organize data in a report to include multiple hierarchical levels. This is helpful when you want to display hierarchical data in a report. For example: employees in an organizational chart, or product subcategory in a product list. [More]

Using Parameters in Report Builder 3.0

Creating and using parameters in Report Builder 3.0. In Report Builder 3.0, parameters are used to specify the data to use in a report, connect related reports together, and vary report presentation. To design a report that uses parameters effectively, you must understand how parameters and dataset queries work together, how parameters and expressions work together, how parameters can be managed on the report server for a published report, and what questions a report is designed to answer. [More]