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Optimizing Report Performance

To optimize your report performance, you'll need to know the right tools, and how to do things like create a performance log and tune your reporting solution. This book chapter highlights the importance of optimizing the peformance of your reporting system.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services for Dummies helps you take full advantage of all that SQL Server Reporting Services can do for you. Without a way to interpret it, the data in your database just sits there doing nothing. Now you have help! This handy guide shows you how to retrieve data and create reports with the newest version of SQL Server Reporting Services, so you can deliver both hard copy and interactive, Web-based reports that tell your story.

Chapter 14 Introduction

How many times do you have to stand in line on a given day? And how patient are you in that line? I would go as far as paying someone else to stand in a long line for me so that I can do something more productive (such as reprogramming my Gameboy to do my taxes) until it's my turn. This same logic applies to waiting for information in a report. This highlights the importance of optimizing your reporting system's performance. This chapter is about the performance considerations for your reporting environment.

The following collection of tips are excerpted from Chapter 14, 'Optimizing Report Performance,' of the book Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services for Dummies by Mark Robinson, courtesy of Wiley Publishing.

The following table of contents will help you navigate this chapter:

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