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Professional SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Paperback – Mar 6 2006
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From the Back Cover
SQL Server reporting Services is the customizable reporting solution for report designers and programmers. This hands-on guide will get you up to speed quickly so you can design, deploy, manage, and even customize reporting solutions. You can create powerful reports without programming knowledge and extend reporting solutions using VB, C#, and ASP.NET.
Packed with detailed examples of building reports, designing report solutions, and developing deployment strategies for interacting with various platforms, this book prepares you to take full advantage of this revolutionary tool. Plus, you'll learn how to extend practically every feature of Reporting Services by implementing your own security architecture or adding custom data access.
What you will learn from this book
- Details of programming reports and report scripting
- Advanced report design, including drill-down reports, nested lists, drill-through, links and dynamic content
- High-level strategies for business and support systems
- Rendering reports using .NET code, .NET 10 namespace classes, and URL rendering deployment strategies to handle hardware, software, and platform considerations, licensing issues, and scaling options
- How to design reports for mobile services
- Various tools used to define data sources and semantic metadata models
- How to use parameters and expressions to define creative report solutions
- Advanced object-oriented programming techniques, with examples in C# and VB 2005.
Who this book is for
This book is for report designers, developers, administrators, and business professionals interested in learning the advanced functionality, report,server administration, and security issues of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issue technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new Technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
About the Author
Paul Turley is a senior consultant for Hitachi Consulting. He architects database, reporting and business intelligence solutions for many prominent consulting clients. In addition to Reporting Services, he has created reporting solutions using Crystal Reports, Active Reports, and Access. Since 1988, he has managed IT projects, designed and programmed applications using Visual Basic 3, 4, 5, 6, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and SQL Server. He obtained his MCSD certification in 1996 and other certifications include MCDBA, IT Project+, and Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Practitioner.
He designed and maintains www.Scout-Master.com, a web-based service that enables Boy Scout units to manage their membership and advancement records online using ASP.NET, SQL Server, and Reporting Services.
Paul authored Beginning Transact SQL for SQL Server 2000 and 2005. He has been a contributing author on books and articles including Professional Access 2000 Programming, Beginning Access 2002 VBA, and SQL Server Data Warehousing with Analysis Services, all from WROX Press.
Todd Bryant has been creating custom data-focused applications and reporting solutions since the early eighties. He began using Microsoft technologies in 1998, and the love affair began. Todd has been contract programming, teaching, and developing custom courseware ever since. He is currently working half-time as a software architect for SoftWyre, a Little Rock, Arkansas, based software development company as well as training half-time at Netdesk Corporation in Seattle, where he concentrates on enterprise solutions, Com+ services, and object-oriented programming using both VB.NET and C#. His certifications include the MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA, and MCT certifications from Microsoft; the CNA certification from Novell; and both CompTIAâ??s A+ and CTT+.
James Counihan started teaching himself binary in the early 1970s. He is now a Seattle-area consultant specializing in development on the .NET platform.
Dave DuVarney is a principal for Stateraâ??s Seattle office. He has broad technical knowledge stemming from his experiences as a software developer, a certified public accountant, and a technology trainer. Dave has been involved in multiple software development projects ranging from contract management systems to human rights auditing. He is proficient in numerous development languages as well as Microsoft business intelligence technologies. Most recently he has been consulting and delivering on SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Integration Services. Dave is the coauthor of Professional SQL Server Reporting Services.
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Top Customer Reviews
1. A plenty of repetitive talk in chapters from 1 to 3
2. Very few complete examples, that I can learn from
3. Very poorly organized.
By the contrast I had found Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services 2005 by Brian Larson is very good, for the exception of chapter 12 that was written for Visual Studio NET 2003 instead of 2005.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I am half way thru this book and the experience has not been pleasant to say the least. The inconsistencies between the text, figure's and examples are to numerous to be overlooked. And, to be honest, this is one of the most confusing approaches that I have come across in quite some time. He is obvious very knowledge about SSRS, but during many of his explanations he orphans the examples or doesn't tie what he is explaining back to the example. This makes it very difficult to reproduce in the actual development environment. You're just left confused!
I am a twelve year veteran of Crystal Reports, Application Development and Database Design and I find this book very difficult to follow. So unfortunately, I would not recommend this particular book to others ... I am just surprisingly disappointed.
Unfortunately, once writing reports, it seems like the authors have ADD. They start talking about a walk through exercise but never actually have the walk through. They do have a couple of exercises where they show you how to go step by step, but these are not explained well.
I think the writing, other than being repetative, is sometimes unecessarily chatty, but at other times way to terse for beginners.
I have managed to glean some value from the book, but it's been tough. I would definitely recommend if you haven't touched SSRS yet to go through the tutorials on MSDN first. They do a better job of introducing you to basics, giving you plain instructions, and not overloading you with commentary that isn't all helpful in just getting you up to speed on how to create reports. Luckily I did this before I bought the book. I think if I was completely new to reporting and SSRS, I would have thrown this book down in disgust after the first 100 pages or so...
I highly recomend this as a very important source to learn Reporting Services
The format is too conversational and often fluffed-out with irrelevant details.
Overall, another disappointing Wrox text that has too many authors and no editor.
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