SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL
SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, and Front end JS geek. – Chicago IL

SSRS

SQL 2014 and SSRS Integrated “Hello States.rdl”

Recently I create a new lab virtual machine with SharePoint 2013 and SQL 2014 to test SSRS Integrated mode.  

 

I found the screenshot based instructions at http://rajeshagadi.blogspot.com/2013/07/installing-reporting-services-in.html even more helpful than TechNet official documentation http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219068.aspx.     Both are good and make configuration easier.   Also I needed to follow the C2WTS configuration steps http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh231678.aspx and Kerberos steps http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502594.aspx to enable single sign on for Claims authentication and SSRS Integrated mode.   To enable SMTP and IMAP email routing I followed http://www.spjeff.com/2011/02/05/how-to-free-internal-sharepoint-email-imappopsmtp-inbound-and-outbound/ to configure both IIS 6.0 inbound to SharePoint and HMailServer SMTP/IMAP for end user mailboxes.

 

With SSRS online the next task was to build a sample report.  Below are the steps I followed.  

In the end we have a nice graphical USA map with data points coming from SPList.  Enjoy the screenshots!   

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  1. Open SP2013 Team Site
  2. Create new list named “States” with columns “Title” and “Number”
  3. QuickEdit to add a few sample rows
  4. Activate “PowerView” site collection feature
  5. Add SSRS Content Types to a library
  6. Launch Report Builder 3.0
  7. Create a map with wizard
  8. View in IE to test
  9. Schedule daily job to run report and email PDF
  10. View PDF

 

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VIDEO – Tour of SSRS, PowerPivot, and PowerView

I wanted to record an introduction to the new reporting and Business Intelligence capability within SharePoint 2013.   After loading SP2013, there are a few steps to activate the backend Service Applications for BI.   The SQL 2012 install media is needed for this to install SSRS Integrated Mode and PowerPivot.

However, once those are online you can load great samples like “PowerView – Hello World Picnic” to browse real data and confirm it all works correctly.   Very cool stuff, enjoy!  

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References

 

SSRS-PowerPivot-PowerView from Jeff Jones on Vimeo.

VIDEO – How to test SSRS 2012 (map of US states)

Check out the below video to learn how to test SQL Server Reporting Services.  After installing to Central Admin with the steps from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219068.aspx  I wanted to see a real report to confirm successful install.    A simple SharePoint list with US state postal abbreviations connects to RDL with Map Wizard and is a great way to show the full pipeline works correctly:

  • SSRS Service Instance (on server)
  • SSRS Service Application (on farm)
  • Authentication (C2WTS or Kerberos)
  • Site Feature (PowerView Integration)
  • Site Content Types  (Report Builder Model – SMDL, Report Builder Report – RDL, Report Data Source – RSDS)
  • Report Builder 3.0  (web deploy click once)
  • RDL web rendering engine
  • Export to PDF  web actions menu

If you find this helpful, please leave a comment and I’ll try to do more videos. 

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How to test SSRS 2012 on SP 2013   (length 7:12) from Jeff Jones on Vimeo.

New Version of SSRS add-in released for SharePoint 2010

Today a new download showed up on my RSS feeds and I wanted to take a minute to compare this new MSI file against the trusty old MSI I’ve used for so long now.   As you know, the SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites installer requires “rsSharePoint.msi” to be loaded before you can install SharePoint 2010.   Below is the OLD link for SSRS which most people use today for cool stuff like a PowerShell script to download all Prerequisites for offline install. as well as the NEW link.   The release of Service Pack 2 for SQL 2008 R2 seems to be triggering lots of new downloads so it might be worthwhile to make sure you’re SharePoint front end binaries match the backend SQL server version.   If patching SQL to SP2, then it’s probably a good idea to update the web front end components and look for the “4000” version number.

 

NEW –
SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=622 10.50.4000.0 7/27/2012 36.9 MB
OLD –
SP1
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28132 10.50.2500.00 11/3/2011 36.9 MB

 

It might be a good idea to download the most recent add-in for any new server installs.  There appear to be updates to most all files, but “sqlserverspatial.dll” grew more than most possibly hinting at better geographic data support.

 

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Old Package – File Version Detail

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New Package – File Version Detail

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