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Reporting Services Documentation Map

SQL Server 2005

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is a server-based solution for building enterprise reports that draw content from a variety of relational and multidimensional data sources, publishing reports that can be viewed in various formats, and centrally managing security and subscriptions. The reports that you create can be viewed over a Web-based connection or as part of a Microsoft Windows application or SharePoint portal.

Reporting Services includes graphical tools and wizards for creating and publishing reports and report models; report server management tools for administering Reporting Services; and application programming interfaces (APIs) for programming against and extending the Reporting Services object model.

For more information about Reporting Services, see these sections of SQL Server Books Online.

Section Description

SQL Server Reporting Services

Provides an overview of how Reporting Services interfaces with other SQL Server components, and provides links to role-based Reporting Services InfoCenters.

Introducing Reporting Services

Describes Reporting Services features and terminology, the report life-cycle, and various reporting scenarios.

Reporting Services Component Overview

Discusses each of the Reporting Services tools and command-line utilities.

Installing SQL Server Reporting Services

Describes how to install Reporting Services.

Deploying Reporting Services

Provides information about planning and implementing a Reporting Services deployment, including deployment checklists.

Designing and Creating Reports

Discusses data sources, queries, expressions, data regions, report layout, interactive functionality, filtering, rendering, ad-hoc reporting, report model design, and the various types of reports. Describes in greater detail the report design tools available in Reporting Services, including wizards and import functionality.

Administering Reporting Services

Discusses administrative tools, the report server database, report server administration best practices, and how to perform administrative tasks.

Managing Permissions and Security for Reporting Services

Discusses the Reporting Services security model and how to implement security within Reporting Services.

Managing and Working With Published Reports

Provides information about subscription management and report distribution, managing report server content and data source connections, report processing considerations, and exporting.

Reporting Services How-to Topics

Provides step-by-step instructions for accomplishing tasks in Reporting Services.

Reporting Services F1 Help

Provides detailed information on every page and dialog box in Reporting Services. These topics can also be displayed by pressing the F1 key while working with the Reporting Services tools. Additional information is provided in Object Explorer Reporting Services F1 Help.

Reporting Services Programming

Discusses the programming features provided with Reporting Services, including the Report Server Web service, URL Access, the WMI provider, integrating Reporting Services into applications, and extensibility. Includes a complete programming reference section for Report Definition Language and the Web service managed reference documentation.

SQL Server Reporting Services Samples

Provides sample report applications that illustrate Reporting Services functionality. Note that samples are not intended for use in an actual production environment.

Reporting Services Tutorials

Provides a series of lessons that take you through the steps of creating a basic report and adding functionality to developing programming solutions and working with the Web service and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Troubleshooting Reporting Services

Provides troubleshooting tips and information.

Reporting Services Errors and Events

Lists errors and events by event ID.

Another avenue into the documentation is via SQL Server Reporting Services (How Do I), which provides links to common tasks and frequently-accessed conceptual information.

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