Last post Feb 15, 2012 04:31 PM by Horizon_Net
Feb 14, 2012 01:14 PM|Saaba|LINK
I have a SQL database and I need to develop a .NET application which access this database for generating various reports. This is like a business intelligent application. Now my query is-- Is there any tool in ASP.NET that can be used to develop such application.
Feb 14, 2012 01:23 PM|bbcompent1|LINK
You can take advantage of SQL Server Reporting Services and develop your reports right in visual studio.
Feb 14, 2012 04:04 PM|Horizon_Net|LINK
I would also recommend that you use SSRS. This blog post could give you a starting point -
Feb 14, 2012 11:43 PM|Srikanth Kasturi|LINK
Download report builder.msi and start building your reports as per you requirement.
Download Here : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6116
Tutorial : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239338.aspx
Feb 15, 2012 11:53 AM|Saaba|LINK
Thank a lot. In the meantime I googled and found that "Business Intelligence Development Studio" of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 can also work. I just read that. Does this tool can also help me? Any Idea.
Feb 15, 2012 01:27 PM|Srikanth Kasturi|LINK
Yes very much. If you install SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2, the business intelligence comes predefined. That will help your cause. Since it is a heavy installation, i've suggested you Report Builder.
All the best.
Feb 15, 2012 04:31 PM|Horizon_Net|LINK
BIDS is useful for a complete business intelligence solution, but like mentioned for reporting the Report Builder is very useful. To get started you should also have a look at the
SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course.