Creating Reports using SQL Azure Data for SQL Azure Reporting services

In the previous post we saw How to provision and configure SQL Azure Reporting Services account.

In this article, we will see to How to create a report for SQL Azure Reporting Services using data from SQL Azure Database

Click on Start –> All Programs –> Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and open SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio


Click on File –> New Project and select Report Server Project Wizard


Click “Next” on Report Wizard to proceed


Specify the name of the Data source and select Type as “Microsoft SQL Azure” and then click “Edit” to define connection string


Specify the name of the SQL Azure database server, specify username (Please enter username@servername) and then password and then Select the database .


Click “Advanced” and specify Application Name and set Encrypt to True, click “Ok” to proceed


Click on Test Connection to make sure the connection works and then click “Ok” to proceed


After connection test is suceeded, click “ok” to proceed and then the defined connection string will be displayed, you can manually verify this as well. Click “Next” to proceed


In Query Designer, you can select the tables and fields you want to display in report, You can also click on “Edit as Text”, if you want to use the query which you already created


After defining the query, click “Run Query” to test and make sure that they query works fine and returns data. After the query runs successfully, click “Ok” to proceed


You can review the query in this screen, if you want to make any further changes, click on “Query Builder…” button to go to query designer window, or else, click “Next” to proceed


Select the report type as “Tabular”, based on your requirement, you can change your report type. Once selected, click “Next” to proceed


Select the Available Fields and move to Displayed Fields, Group Fields and Details based on your report requirement and click “Next” to proceed


Select Report Table Layout and specify whether to display Subtotal or enable Drilldown and then click “Next” to proceed


Select your preferred Report Style and click “Next” to proceed


Enter the Report Name and then click “Finish” to complete


Once the report is generated and saved, it will be previewed automatically


Now you have successfully created a SSRS Report using SQL Azure data for SQL Azure Reporting services.

In the next post, we will see how to deploy this report to SQL Azure Reporting Services and preview the reports  in SQL Azure Reporting Web


Author: Arunraj

I am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Database Developer). I work on SQL Server programming since SQL Server 7.0 specializes in SQL Server Programming and Performance Tuning and has 14 years of hands-on experience. I hold a Master Degree in Computer Applications. I am also part of NJSQL User Group and Northern New Jersey .Net User Group.

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