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Reporting Services Component Overview

SQL Server 2000

Microsoft® SQL Server™ Reporting Services architecture is a set of integrated components. The architecture is multi-tiered, with an application layer, server layer, and data layer. The architecture is modular and scaleable, so a single installation can be spread across multiple computers.

The following diagram indicates tools that are included with Reporting Services and SQL Server, and how custom tools that may be provided by third-party vendors fit into the overall framework. It also shows the flow of requests and data among the server components, and which components send and retrieve content from a data store.

Architecture Diagram

Reporting Services architecture diagram

Architecture Topics

Topic Description
Report Manager Describes the Web tool used to access and manage the contents of a report server database.
Browser Types Supported by Reporting Services Describes the browsers that you can use to view reports.
Report Designer Describes the report authoring tool included with Reporting Services.
Report Server Command Line Utilities Describes the command line utilities that you can use to administer a report server.
Report Server Introduces each component of the Report Server.
Report Server Database Provides information about the report server database that stores information used by the Report Server.
Data Sources Supported by Reporting Services Provides information about the kinds of data sources you can use to query for report content.
Reporting Services Extensibility Describes the ways in which you can extend the capabilities of Reporting Services programmatically.

See Also

Introducing Reporting Services

Using Reporting Services

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