SQLAuthority News – Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0

Microsoft has recently released Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0. This version is enhancement to earlier versions by adding many new features. It provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services. The download provides a stand-alone installer for Report Builder 3.0.

Report Builder 3.0 introduces additional visualizations including maps, sparklines and databars which can help produce new insights well beyond what can be achieved with standard tables and charts. The Report Part Gallery is also included in this release – taking self-service reporting to new heights by enabling users to re-use existing report parts as building blocks for creating new reports in a matter of minutes with a “grab and go” experience. Additionally, users will experience significant performance improvements with enhancements to the ability to use Report Builder in server mode. This allows for much faster report processing with caching of datasets on the report server when toggling between design and preview modes.

Download Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0

Above the text is taken from Official Download page.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • I’ve been using this new version and it is much better than the previous versions. Many bugs from older versions don’t exist in this one. The charts are very easy to build and look very professional. If there were a way to let users choose which columns to include on a data report this would fulfill all of my reporting needs but that’s the one thing I think it lacks in comparison with many other reporting tools.

  • I like the report builder 3.0 tool, the data visualization has been greatly improved. The use of maps in this tool provides a lot of value for our organization.

  • Hi Pinal,

    I have created Ad-Hoc Report Model Project for End Users . I am using SQL server 2008 R2 with Report Builder 3.0.
    Dataset 1 as Select Region, District, TotalSales, TotalOrder from Sales
    When User will run report then they have to enter Input parameter Customername, which is drop down box.
    But the problem is that, Using Report Builder 3.0 I have created Cname dataset (dataset2) and all the customernames should populated in ASC order but it is not in order..
    I mean I need all customer name in ASC order.
    More on this, I am unable to write SQL query here.
    Any Idea…
    Please Help….
    Thanks in Advance…

  • Hi Pinal,

    Page Setup Option is missing here. it will be much useful for setting Page orientations and custom Heights & widths. so that exported file can be viewed in a single page( in pdf). Is there any other option for this..?

  • ghazanfar seyal
    March 6, 2013 10:49 am

    Is there any feature in Report Builder 3.0 to use a common style sheet in xml format for overall reports in my application. just like a telerik feature??

  • how to use rdl in dot net or convert rdl to rdlc…plzzzz helllllpppp…??


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