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Reporting Services Concepts

This section briefly defines key concepts used in the Reporting Services documentation. For specific definitions of words or terms, see the Glossary.

Reports and Report Definitions

Describes the variety of terms used to describe a report in different states, including the initial definition, the published report, and the viewed report as it appears to the user.

Types of Reports

Describes the terminology used for various kinds of reports, including linked reports, snapshots, ad hoc reports, and others.

Data Regions

Describes the types of data regions that can be added to a report layout. The Tablix data region provides a flexible grid for laying out report data in table, matrix, and list formats. The Chart and Gauge data regions provide multiple chart types for displaying data graphically. .

Shared Data Sources and Embedded Data Sources

Describes the ways to define connections to the data sources used in reports, report models, and data-driven subscriptions.

Report Models

Describes the report models that you can create in Reporting Services, and their use as the basis for ad hoc reporting.

Shared Schedules and Custom Schedules

Describes shared schedules and report-specific schedules that are used to control the processing and distribution of reports.

Report Server Folder Hierarchy

Describes the report server folder namespace as a hierarchy that contains predefined and user-defined folders.

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