Deprecated: SQL Server Report Builder integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX report models [AX 2012]

Updated: October 24, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder is a tool that is distributed with SQL Server. This tool lets users create simple reports by using Microsoft Dynamics AX data. This feature was introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 and was also included in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.



Reason for deprecation

This feature was used very infrequently, and was difficult to set up and configure. Reports that were created by using this feature performed poorly in real-life scenarios.

Replaced by another feature

This feature is no longer available in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Instead, AX 2012 supports ad-hoc reporting by using OLAP cubes. Business users can also take advantage of the capabilities of Microsoft Excel PowerPivot to generate ad-hoc business reports.

For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a cube and Walkthrough: Creating a PowerPivot Data Mash-up.

Modules affected


Changes to installation

This change does not affect application installation.

Changes to upgrade

This change does not affect application installation.

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).