Making sense from the data stored in a company’s data repository is an ongoing challenge that most professionals continue to experience. However if you are using a SQL Server database in your organization, you can use it powerful reports editor feature to create custom reports that meets your needs. In fact the reports created with the help of the editor can be tailored to address specific data elements, implement filters and the retrieved data can be displayed on a layout of your choice. Let’s explore the capabilities of the Report Editor in detail.
Report Editor Basics
You can access the report editor by visiting the report builder group. When the report interface comes into your view you can start adding a title and choose what you wish to insert from the Ribbon. Next using the view tab you can choose to either show or conceal different sections of the editor.
Data Section Holds the Key
For deriving the maximum benefit of the report editor tool, you need to be well versed with the data section. Start familiarizing yourself with the standard fields that are built in say the Page Number and then focus on parameters that would help you effectively filter the data. Next you need to choose Data Sources and even choose the datasets which want to present in the report. While you link the data sources, you would have to give the necessary connection path.
Customizing the layout and using Properties
One of the most user friendly aspects of the report editor is its capacity to offer a layout of your choice depending on your requirements. You can resize the layout and place different data elements at a place of your choice. It is possible to drag and drop elements and resize them too. Essentially this interface is as easy as working with an MS word file.
Next you need to give a look at the Properties tab which offers you the chance to make changes to any entity. Needless to say, anyone with basic familiarity with Microsoft tools or applications can tackle this section with ease.
Do Not Allow a SQL Crash to wipe out your reports and records
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