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SQL Server Reporting Services
SQL Server Reporting Services paginated reports are XML-based report definitions that include report data and report layout elements. On a client file system, report definitions have the file extension .rdl. After you publish a paginated report, it is a report item stored on the report server or SharePoint site. Paginated reports are one part of the server-based reporting platform provided by Reporting Services.
Benefits of Reporting Services
- Use one set of data sources that provide a single version of the facts. Base reports on those data sources to provide a unified view of data to help make business decisions.
- Visualize your data in multiple, interconnected ways by using data regions. Display data organized in tables, matrices or cross-tabs, expand/collapse groups, charts, gauges, indicators or KPIs, and maps, with the ability to nest charts in tables.
- View reports for your own use or publish reports to a report server or SharePoint site to share with your team or organization.
- Define a report once and display it in a variety of ways. You can export the report to multiple file formats, or deliver the report to subscribers as e-mail or to a shared file. You can create multiple linked reports that apply separate parameter sets to the same report definition.
- Use report parts, shared data sources, shared queries, and subreports to define data visualizations for re-use.
- Manage report data sources separately from the report definition. For example, you can change from a test data source to a production data source without changing the report.
- Design reports in a free-form layout. Report layout is not restricted to bands of information. You can organize data display on the page in a way that promotes understanding, insight, and action.
- Enable drill through actions, expand/collapse toggles, sort buttons, Tooltips, and report parameters to enable report reader interactions with the report. Use report parameters combined with expressions that you write to enable report readers to control how data is filtered, grouped, and sorted.