Showing the header in a SSRS Report without overlapping

February 26, 2009

I created a report for my user in Reporting Services 2005. The report was a very simple matrix, but the problem I had with its header could have just as easily existed in a table. Having a lot of rows and columns in the matrix meant though that when my user would scroll through the matrix, he couldn't see the headers for the columns and rows. So obviously I had forgotten something... I went into the matrix properties and went to its Groups tab: I entered each and every one of the groups and defined that the Group's header would...

Free E-Book on SQL Server 2008

February 23, 2009

Site stats have shown me that you like free e-books, which is fine - because I like them too! :)...So following their free SSIS 2005 book, Microsoft is offering a few more books for free. First and foremost is Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Yes, they have offered the book before, but only a few chapters out of it. This time, we're talking about the whole book! Most of the book handles what's new with the product in general like Performance and Programmability, but chapter 7 is dedicated to everything that's new specifically for the part of BI. Another...
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SiSense Prism

February 18, 2009

I was recently approached by SiSense to have a look at their product SiSense Prism. The product gives you a solution for "Dashboards, Reports, Guided Analytics, Business Presentations and everything in between", as SiSense would put it, and I dare say the definition is quite correct.  The tool enables you to build a dashboard really within minutes the application is quite simple to get used to. Even if you do get lost along the way, there is also a collection of shorts videos to guide you through. The products dashboard and reports are based on widgets. The data sources to...