Connecting SQL Reporting Services to a SharePoint ListPage 2Written on: 29 December 2008
Sometimes people such as executives or managers would like to see reports of the data thatappears in SharePoint without having to look in SharePoint and creating the information “fromscratch”. Here are a few examples of the types of reports that interest managers or executives:
A report containing summary averages of all the surveys that have been taken by theusers
A report containing a list of overdue outstanding issues
A project status report
Although the document contains a small demonstration on using the SQL Reporting Extensionsdesigner, the reader should have general working knowledge on how to create reports using theSQL Reporting Extensions (SQL Reporting Services). A good tutorial that can get you started oncreating reports using Reporting Services can be found at Emad Yazdanpanah’s blog:http://www.csharpcourses.com/2008/05/create-report-with-reporting-services.html.
In order to create reports:
Visual Studio 2005 or later
SQL Reporting Extensions, which are installed by default if you installed the SQL Server2000 or SQL Server 2005 Client tools
A SharePoint list exposed Anonymously or via Windows Integrated Authentication
The demonstration is using Visual Studio 2005.
1. Open Visual Studio2. Start a new project by selecting
File-New Project-Business Intelligence Projects-Report Server Project
. In this illustration, the project will be named