SSRS from scratch without wizard? RRS feed

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  • User1473194060 posted

    I did a bunch of SSRS reports in my previous job, but I created my SSRS reports without using the wizard.  The thing is, although I did most of this on my own, someone had actually started the solution before me and got the beginning of it started.  I want to know what the initial steps are, after you have your aspx page to put the reports in, in order to get an SSRS report into the aspx page, without using the wizard.  I want to be able to do line charts.  I already know how to create the SSRS report files and add the code to the aspx page to include those reports and add the code behind to fill the reports, but I seem to remember that there was something near the top of the aspx web page  that basically told the compiler "I am using SSRS".  Aside from the code that I add myself to include the report generated by the SSRS files, and the code behind, could someone please tell me what else I need to do to get my reports to compile?  I am thinking the only thing is this part at the top of the aspx page,, but I would like to know how to do this, and anything else that is necessary besides what I already mentioned that (I think) I know how to do.

    And by the way, I seem to remember, there are 2 ways of generating SSRS reports (don't know the terminology anymore), one where the reports are created in a package outside of Visual Studio (possibly a package that plugs into SSMS?  I don't know, never used it) and the other where the SSRS reports are generated inside of Visual Studio.  I do not want to know how to do the first kind, I am looking for instructions on running the reports that I generated IN Visual Studio.

    Friday, October 24, 2014 12:11 PM


  • User-1028151323 posted

    I'm not sure what you mean by the code at the top of the page. In visual studio for web forms all you need is the report viewer control added to the page you want to display the reports on.

    You can also build the reports in Business Intelligence Studio which comes with SQL Server or you can make the reports with the stand alone Report Builder application.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, October 24, 2014 3:09 PM