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  • Blog Post: An Introduction to Data Bars in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2

    Data Bars are a new feature in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 introduced with the November CTP.  Data Bars are useful for building what are often referred to as “trellis” and “table lense” displays that help report consumers indentify possible correlations between multiple values, or in the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 Map Tip: Address Geocoding with SQL Server 2008 Spatial

    This post is just a pointer to a great blog post on Spatial Ed ’s blog that addresses (pun intended) one of the most common questions I get regarding the map in Reporting Services which is, “In my database, all of my store locations, customers, etc. are just addresses. Can you map that?” The answer to...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 Map Tips: How To Import Shapefiles Into SQL Server and Aggregate Spatial Data.

    In the August CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2, we introduced the map report item in Reporting Services.  As you might already be aware, the map in SSRS supports the spatial data types and functions that are available in SQL Server.  In this post, we’ll look at what you can aggregate spatial data...
  • Blog Post: Working with XY Scatter Charts in Reporting Services 2008

    Recently, I’ve been fielding a few questions regarding XY Scatter Charts in Reporting Services 2008 (see MSDN Forum Question ).  We have definitely noticed that working with XY Scatter charts is a bit difficult, and we do appreciate the feedback and will work to improve them in a future release...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Drilldown on (SSRS) Reporting Services 2008 Charts

    In this post I'm going to spend some time covering a subject that comes up quite a bit on our forums , which is how to enable drill-down on a chart in Reporting Services. In this example, I'm using the Analysis Services 2008 AdventureWorks cube.  First, create a connection to the Analysis Services...
  • Blog Post: Attending SQL PASS Community Summit This Week

    This is just a quick note to let people know that I'm attending the SQL PASS Community Summit this week. Here's a summary of where you can find me if you have some questions regarding data visualization or SQL Server Reporting Services, or if you'd just like to stop by and say "hello".   ...
  • Blog Post: SSRS and Microsoft Chart Control How To: Change the Width of Bars and Columns

    Every once and I while I get asked this question, and it fits nicely with a series I've been planning to blog on what you can do with custom attributes in charts in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008.  The question is, "How do I change the width of the bars and columns on the charts?"...
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