Publishing Reports to SQL Azure Reporting Services

In the previous post we saw How to provision and configure SQL Azure Reporting Services account and How to create reports using SQL Azure data for SQL Azure Reporting Services

In this post we will see How to deploy or publish the report to SQL Azure Reporting Services

Open the Report project in SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Studio and Right click on Project Name in Solution Explorer


In Project Properties, Specify the “Target Report Folder” and the “Target Server URL”, Target Server URL is the url you provisioned in SQL Azure Reporting Services account and make sure Target Server version is set to “SQL Server 2008 R2”. Click Apply and Ok to save the changes


Right the Project Name again on Solution explorer and click on “Deploy” to publish the report to SQL Azure Reporting Services


For connecting to SQL Azure Reporting Service, it will prompt for user name and password, Please specify the SQL Azure Reporting Services user name and password and click “Ok” to proceed


In Project Build Output, you can verify the status of the Deployment


Once successfully deployed, open Internet Explorer or any compatible browser and open

Replace SERVERNAME with your SQL Azure Reporting Services server name, enter user name and password and click “Sign In”


After successful login, you will be able to see the list of Report folders, click on the target folder we deployed


Now you will be able to see the list of reports available in the target folder, click on the Target Report we deployed to test it.


Since I haven’t saved the SQL Azure database user name and password, it will prompt for the credentials to connect to database, after specifying required credentials, click “View Report”


The Report will be successfully generated based on availability of data. You can export this Report or Print the report.


Now we have successfully deployed the report to SQL Azure Reporting services and preview the reports from SQL Azure Reporting Service Web

Hope you all find this information useful !!!


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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