The SQL Server Reporting Services allows to design Reports using two applications such as BIDS, and SSRS Report Builder.
- Business Intelligence Development Studio (Shortly called as BIDS). Please refer Install SQL Server Data Tools article to understand the steps involved in installing the BIDS
- SSRS Report Builder – Simple tool to design both basic and complex reports without having Visual Studio knowledge.
Developers who prefer to work in the Microsoft Office environment will prefer SSRS Report Builder as their best bet to design, edit and publish SSRS Reports. In early years, SSRS Report Builder is fixed to design simple report but using SQL Report Builder 3.0 we can design most complex reports. In this article we will show you, How to install SSRS Report builder from Report Manager.
Steps to Install SSRS Report builder
To do this, Please open your report manager and click on the Report Builder as shown in below screenshot
Once you click on the Report Builder, it will check whether the Report Builder application is installed or not.
If it is found then Report Builder will be opened else Downloading Report Builder window will be opened to download the application
Once it is 100% downloaded, Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder will be opened with a starting page as shown in below screenshot. Using SQL Report Builder, we can design Tables, matrix, Chart, Spark lines, Data Bars, Charts, Gauges and Map reports ranging from simple reports to complex reports.
For now, we selected the Blank Report
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