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Connecting to the Report Manager

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When I installed SQL Server I had checked the boxes to install Reporting Services as well. Now it's time to go and see what that means. You've probably seen that in Management Studio we have a couple of databases with the word Report on them, ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB. Those are support databases for this part of SQL Server called Reporting Services, though we're not going to touch them manually in SQL Server Management Studio. So I am just going to exit out of that and if you'd also taken a look at Configuration Manager, the regular SQL Server Configuration Manager, you'd see that Reporting Services is actually running in the background as its own application, its own service, and it really is a very substantial part of this whole enterprise application.

Connecting to the Report Manager

When I installed SQL Server I had checked the boxes to install Reporting Services as well. Now it's time to go and see what that means. You've probably seen that in Management Studio we have a couple of databases with the word Report on them, ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB. Those are support databases for this part of SQL Server called Reporting Services, though we're not going to touch them manually in SQL Server Management Studio. So I am just going to exit out of that and if you'd also taken a look at Configuration Manager, the regular SQL Server Configuration Manager, you'd see that Reporting Services is actually running in the background as its own application, its own service, and it really is a very substantial part of this whole enterprise application.

But how do we work with it? Well for a start we have a new tool to work with. I am going to go to my SQL Server 2008 R2 applications into Configuration Tools and pick this time the Reporting Services Configuration Manager and not the SQL Server Configuration Manager. Like opening up Management Studio, the first thing asked is what server am I supposed to be talking to, because you could be connecting to several. I am going to connect to my local machine and just click OK and this application has quite a few different options in for working with the backend of Reporting Services.

Who is it running as? What's the service account that's happening? What are the databases that we're using? I'm not going to touch any of this because we're really just trying to get a taste of Reporting Services. The bit that I'm interested in is this, the Report Manager URL. Report Manager is a part of Reporting Services that allows you and other people to connect to a web site and view and edit reports, and right now it's pointing and saying that the URL of this website is the local machine/reports, because it's installed it already.

I am going to click that and depending on what operating system I have and how I am configured, I may run into a problem. I'm using Windows 7 right now. I have installed this locally and one of the issues is it's not authenticating correctly to Reporting Service in the backend. You may get the same issue. You may get a slightly different one. Now I could type my credentials all day long if I wanted to but it's not going to do me any good. Here is couple of steps that I need to do to make this work with Internet Explorer in Windows 7. I am going to come down to this area where it says Internet Protected Mode Off and double-click that.

Because what I need to do is list this address, the address of my own machine, as a trusted site. So I am going to select the checkbox for Trusted sites and click the Sites button. And it say,s "Do I want to add this website to this Trusted sites zone?" Yes, I do. Though now it's choking and saying this must use HTTPS. Well no. For my local machine I don't need to care. I am going to add that and just for safety's sake I'm also going to add the word localhost, which can also be how this machine refers to itself.

Click Add and click Close. I'm going to uncheck this box that says Enable Protected Mode, which will require us to restart Internet Explorer. That's okay. I am going to do one more thing for this trusted site. I don't want to keep getting that prompt to have to type in my username and password all the time, so I can either grab the slider all the way down to Low or I can click this little button that says Custom Level and right down at the bottom I'll see the option that I can logon automatically with the current username and password, so I am doing that too.

Yes, I'm sure I want to change those settings. So there are really three things you have to do here. You want to make sure that Protected Mode is unchecked, you want to add the address of the site to Trusted sites, and you want to make sure that in the levels you're logging on automatically. I am going to click OK. I do need to shut down Internet Explorer but hopefully when I click the link this time, ah, there we go. Now the first time you do this you probably see that it will take a while. It may take several minutes in fact because it will do a lot of background compilation and building things, but eventually you should get to this Report Manager and what we're looking at after all at first is something fairly boring because there's no reports to look at.

There is nothing for Reporting Services to do, so we'll fix that in just a moment.

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  1. 2m 21s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 17m 58s
    1. SQL Server core concepts
      9m 4s
    2. SQL Server editions
      3m 8s
    3. Applications included with SQL Server
      5m 46s
  3. 26m 1s
    1. Preparing for installation
      3m 44s
    2. Creating service accounts
      2m 33s
    3. Installing SQL Server
      11m 42s
    4. Post-installation checks
      3m 9s
    5. Installing sample databases
      4m 53s
  4. 13m 35s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Management Studio
      8m 7s
    2. Introduction to SQL Server Books Online
      3m 6s
    3. SQL Server system databases
      2m 22s
  5. 1h 26m
    1. Planning your database
      9m 39s
    2. Creating a SQL Server database
      4m 7s
    3. Creating tables
      7m 51s
    4. Data types in SQL Server
      12m 25s
    5. Defining keys
      8m 9s
    6. Creating default values
      4m 39s
    7. Creating check constraints
      2m 25s
    8. Creating unique constraints
      4m 34s
    9. Introduction to relationships and foreign keys
      9m 51s
    10. Creating relationships in SQL Server Management Studio
      8m 14s
    11. Database normalization
      11m 47s
    12. Creating computed columns
      3m 10s
  6. 23m 11s
    1. Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
      3m 58s
    2. Importing Excel files into SQL Server
      6m 11s
    3. Importing CSV files into SQL Server
      5m 27s
    4. Importing Access databases into SQL Server
      7m 35s
  7. 55m 29s
    1. Introduction to Transact-SQL
      3m 43s
    2. Using SELECT statements
      7m 16s
    3. Changing the default database
      2m 21s
    4. Creating conditions in SQL
      8m 10s
    5. Sorting your output
      3m 23s
    6. Using aggregate functions
      7m 12s
    7. Finding unique values
      2m 14s
    8. Joining multiple tables together
      8m 0s
    9. Using subqueries
      9m 33s
    10. Viewing execution plans
      3m 37s
  8. 19m 36s
    1. Writing INSERT statements
      5m 47s
    2. Writing UPDATE statements
      4m 38s
    3. Writing DELETE statements
      2m 54s
    4. Using the OUTPUT clause to return inserted keys and GUIDs
      6m 17s
  9. 32m 52s
    1. Introduction to SQL functions
      6m 26s
    2. Using SQL configuration functions
      2m 14s
    3. Using string functions
      7m 26s
    4. Using date functions
      6m 27s
    5. Creating user-defined functions
      10m 19s
  10. 28m 46s
    1. Introduction to stored procedures
      4m 23s
    2. Creating stored procedures
      11m 23s
    3. Introducing transactions
      4m 23s
    4. Creating transactions
      8m 37s
  11. 16m 39s
    1. Understanding and creating indexes
      6m 32s
    2. Monitoring and rebuilding indexes
      6m 0s
    3. Monitoring database size and integrity
      4m 7s
  12. 11m 41s
    1. Creating backups
      4m 21s
    2. Creating differential backups and using backup compression
      3m 40s
    3. Restoring databases
      3m 40s
  13. 17m 40s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server security and permissions
      5m 54s
    2. Adding a Windows user to the database
      5m 7s
    3. Creating SQL Server logins and switching authentication modes
      6m 39s
  14. 36m 41s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services
      2m 52s
    2. Connecting to the Report Manager
      4m 29s
    3. Using Report Builder
      12m 4s
    4. Formatting values in reports
      4m 17s
    5. Adding indicators to reports
      5m 11s
    6. Adding charts to reports
      3m 54s
    7. Working with report security
      3m 54s
  15. 24m 41s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
      1m 57s
    2. Using Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
      6m 59s
    3. Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
      7m 35s
    4. Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio
      3m 21s
    5. Scheduling jobs with SQL Server Agent
      4m 49s
  16. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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