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How To: Report Authoring in SSRS 2005 – Part II (The Wizard)

January 25, 2009

Most people who are into SSRS must have started learning the system by creating their first report with the wizard. That is how I have learned SSRS myself. The wizard can help you build and design a basic report that might just be enough to fulfill your report requirements.

Our sample requirement can be built using the wizard. Warning: “This is a Graphic Intensive post” 🙂

The first step in this part is to open the SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio and create a new Report Server Project Wizard. We name this project as “SSRS2005Wiz”:


We click “Next” on the “Welcome to the Report Wizard” dialog:


The nextstep is to create the datasource. You can ask the help of your DBA or IT personnel if you do not know how to set it up:


The next step is to Design the Query. There are at least 2 ways to design your query. One is to create query using the Query Builder UI, or second, write your TSQL. Since we already have the TSQL we need for this demo, we can just write our TSQL:


For the purpose of this demo, we are creating a Tabular report:


Then we add a grouping on “Department Name”. You might have more columns and you might want a different design:


Choose a layout:


Then choose how report will look like:


Choose where you want your report deployed:


The last portion of the Wizard is to give the report a name, “SSRS2005Wiz”; the click “Finish” to complete the report:


Our report in action:


NEXT >> Designing the Report Manually

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How To: Report Authoring in SSRS 2005 by Marlon Ribunal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.


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