In this article, we will show you, How to Create SSRS Report using Views with an example. This is one of the frequently asked questions by SSRS followers. In order to demonstrate the same, we are going to use the SalesPerson View that comes with the Adventure Works database.
Below screenshot will show you the data inside the View:
For this example, we are going to write the Custom SQL query to select three column from the Sales Person View:
USE [AdventureWorks2014] GO SELECT [StateProvinceName] ,[SalesYTD] ,[SalesLastYear] FROM [Sales].[vSalesPerson]
and the data for the above query is:
Create SSRS Report using Views
In this example, we are going to create a Column Chart to display the step by step approach to create SSRS report using Views.
If you find difficult to write the Custom SQL Query, then use the Query Designer to design the required query.
In SSRS report design, we can add a Column chart by dragging the Chart property from the SSRS Toolbox to Design space. Or we can simply right click on the report designer to open the context menu. From the context menu, please select the Insert -> Chart option as we shown below.
Selecting the Chart option opens a new window called Select Chart Type. Use this window to select the required chart from the available once.
For this example, we are selecting Column Chart as shown in below screenshot.
Once you click on Ok button, Column chart will be displayed in the design region with dummy data.
By Clicking on the empty space around the Column Chart will open the Chart Data window. In this example, we will create a Column chart for the Sales YTD, and Sales last Year. So, Drag and drop them from dataset to chart data values and State Province name in the category group.
I suggest you to refer to Create Column Chart in SSRS article to understand the creation of Column chart
Click on the Preview button to see the report preview.
From the above screenshot, you can see that we created a Column chart using the Sales Person View. Let me Format the chart a bit for the classy look.
Remember, we already explained the Formatting options in Formatting Column Chart article so, Please refer the article to understand the steps.
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