Development Tasks for Reporting [AX 2012]
Updated: March 28, 2013
Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Microsoft Dynamics AX provides a model-based approach for creating reports by providing project templates and modeling tools that are incorporated into the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment. The reporting features provided by Microsoft Dynamics AX are tightly integrated with SQL Server Reporting Services.
Reporting Services is a server-based reporting platform that provides comprehensive reporting functionality for a variety of data sources. The reporting framework includes a set of tools for you to define reports in the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment. The report development experience takes advantage of extended SQL Server tools and components fully integrated into the Microsoft Visual Studio environment. By using the reporting APIs, you can integrate or extend data and report processing in custom applications. The following table provides links to more information on these Microsoft technologies:
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) resources and information on the installation and management of Reporting Services and creation and deployment of reports.
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
The Visual Studio Report Designer provides a user-friendly interface for creating robust reports that include data from multiple types of data sources.
This section contains topics that explain how to create reports using the Microsoft Visual Studio reporting tools for Microsoft Dynamics AX.