Introducing Report Builder 1.0
Report Builder is a client-side application that you can use to create and design ad hoc reports. Using Report Builder, you can select data and design reports without having to understand how and where the data is stored. Nor do you need to know any complex programming languages in order to create reports. You simply need to be familiar with the information stored in your databases.
Using Report Builder, you can create table, matrix, or chart reports. To get started, select a report layout template and then simply drag and drop the fields that you want into the design area. You can then manipulate your data by filtering, grouping and sorting, or working with formulas. Save your report to the report server, and then you can manage it just like any other report on the server. Or, if you want, you can export the report to your local computer as a different file type, such as a TIFF, PDF, Excel, Word, or HTML file.
Report Builder builds reports based on a data source, sometimes called a report model, provided to you by the model designer, typically an analyst, database administrator, or database developer. A data source contains information about the data available in the database and the relationships between that data. When you drag-and-drop the fields onto the design area, you are laying out the report and providing the information needed to retrieve your data at the same time.
Only individuals with assigned permissions can access Report Builder through a URL or from Report Manager.
Discusses how to work with your data, choose a report layout, manipulate the data within the report, and format and render the report.
Discusses how to save the results of your report to the report server.
Discusses how to save your report to the local computer as a different file type.
Discusses how to preview and print your report.
Provides step-by-step instructions for completing tasks in Report Builder.
Provides help for Report Builder windows and dialog boxes.