Report Items also called as Items are the visual items that are placed inside the reports. In order to display any visual information to the end user we have to design the reports using these report items. In this article we will show the list of available SSRS Report Items.
SSRS Report Items
Before we get into the description let me show you the list inside the BIDS
The following are the list of available SSRS Report Items, along with a small description:
- Charts: SQL Reporting Services also provides various built-in charts to visualize the data such as: Column Chart, Stacked Bar Chart, Line Chart, Pie Chart, Funnel Chart, Pyramid Chart, Area Chart, Range Chart, Scatter Plot, Bubble Chart, and Radar Chart. We already explained them in our previous articles so, please refer Charts in SSRS article to know the different charts otherwise, click on each hyperlink will show you the practical example.
- Data Bar: This Report Item is commonly used inside the Matrix, or a Table. You can use this report item to visualize the High level Data using bars. Please refer Data Bars in SSRS article to understand the steps involved in configuring the Indicator inside a Table.
- Gauge: We use this report item mostly to visualize the KPIs. Please refer Gauges in SSRS article to understand the steps involved in configuring the Radial Gauges, and Linear Gauges article for Linear gauges.
- Image: The Image report item is used to display the Product Pictures, Company Logo, or any custom image into the report designer. Please refer How to Display Images in SSRS report article to understand the steps involved in inserting image into the Report.
- Indicator: This Report Item is commonly used inside the Matrix, or a Table. Using an Expression we can change the indicator colors as per our requirements. Please refer Indicators in SSRS article to understand the steps involved in configuring the Indicator inside a Table.
- Map: This report item is helpful to visualize the data in a geographical context.
- Matrix: Use this report item to display the data with both Row Groups, and Column Groups. Please refer SSRS matrix Reports article to understand the steps involved in configuring the Matrix reports.
- Line: As its name suggest this is just a line to divide the report fields.
- List: This report item is similar to Table and Matrix but the free flow nature of the List Item allows you to add new report Items inside the List. Please refer Create a List Report in SSRS article to understand the steps involved in configuring the List.
- Rectangle: This report item is used to combine one or more items inside it. Please refer How to Add rectangle to SSRS report article to understand the steps involved in adding rectangle to the Report.
- Spark Line: Similar to the Data bars, this report item is used inside the Matrix, or a Table. It is very helpful to visualize the trends inside a Tablix. Please refer Sparkline in SSRS for further reference.
- Subreports: This report item is very useful to add related reports to the existing report. In our previous article, we already explained the concept in-detail so, please refer SSRS Subreports article to understand the same.
- Table: This is the basic report item to display the data in two dimensional table format. Please refer SSRS Table Report article to understand the steps involved in creating, and configuring the Table reports.
- Text Box: Use the text Box report item to place text inside a Report. You can place these text boxes inside the report, or Headers, or Footers. In our previous article, we already explained the steps involved in adding Text Box to report Designer so, please refer Add text Box to SSRs Report article to understand the same.
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