Spice up your Pie Chart by setting the PieDrawingStyle property

This article we will describe how to enhance a Pie Chart by using the SoftEdge or Concave value, using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. These values are available only on a 2D Pie Chart. The image below illustrates both SoftEdge and Concave styles, respectively. We will be using Report Builder 3.0 for this example. [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]

Introduction to Report Builder 3.0 Part 1

Introduction to Report Builder 3.0

With the new release of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 you will find available, a seperate download Report Builder 3.0 for Reporting Services. Report Builder 3.0 is a report authoring tool that runs on your local computer. You can create many different types of reports to meet your reporting needs, such as sales, marketing, and financial reports, by using combinations of tables, matrices, lists, and charts. You can then manipulate your data by filtering, grouping and sorting, and by adding expressions and parameters. After your report looks the way you want, you can publish it to a report server or a SharePoint site, where others within your organization can read it, or you can save it to your local computer. [More]