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SharePoint Reporting Services: Create and Customize your Reports Easily

by Administrator 31. December 2015 04:59


These days the technology has made everything so simple that people can produce, read and share reports with others in a convenient manner. It has always been of utmost importance for businesses to organize, create and distribute reports and other crucial data in order to execute various administrative and business processes in smooth and effective manner. However, if you find creating and customizing reports a daunting task, it is time to get to know more deeply about SharePoint reporting services so that you can start organizing your business in a lucrative manner.



You can get started with MS SharePoint 2013 by configuring a reporting server as a part of SharePoint deployment. The SharePoint reporting services as well as SQL server both of these products aids in integration, ultimately offers benefits in files storage, access and security. Once you are done with configuration, a secure session will get acknowledged with the linked report server. Every time you open up a report the connection will get established and ultimately help you fetch the desired data and you can see the results through SharePoint’s report viewer web part. Therefore, you can make use of content management as well as security systems of SP (SharePoint) to use its document libraries, consequently making the best out of reporting services.

If we talk about the step-by-step process of integration, you can get started with it by following the given below steps:

1.       First of all install SharePoint 2013.

2.       Secondly, install SQL Server 2012 reporting server, indicating the integration mode to be utilized by the reporting server.

3.       Now configure report services, after that install reporting services add-in and configure report server on SharePoint that includes security as well as content type.

4.       Lastly, verify your installation.

Moreover, while working in an integrated mode, the SharePoint reporting services must be connected with databases along with the authorizations to read, modify and implement the content. As the service gets connected with the SP databases, the associated account that is being used to execute the service needs to have changed requirements depending on the connection type. However, there are three ways for deployment.

The first one is by making use of a single server, where all the SharePoint services as well as databases resides on the same server. In second case, the deployment process is distributed among various computers, and SharePoint server and web applications are installed on separate computers whereas, databases on third computer or else on SP server. In last case, the SP report server as well as web applications are deployed on separate systems whereas, SP databases are installed on the report server system. So, it all depends on your requirements, choose a deployment method that suits you the best.

Getting back to SharePoint reporting services, when it is about enhancing the data visualization of KPIs in your reports, you can make use of Report Builder having integration with SQL. As, it offers various useful features that enables you to create maps, data bars and so many other things in order to help you in making meaningful data and reports.



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