New SQL Server Reporting Services Guided Tours

A set of 5 guided tours around Reporting Services have recently been created and are available (scroll way down!) here.

Topics include:

– SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Builder
– SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Model Designer
– SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Designer
– SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Manager
– SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Viewer

 There’s nothing really earth-shaking here, but these are good basic resources for someone new to the product.

Comments (3)

  1. hanuman_sinha says:


    Currently, we are facing a serious problem of conversion from Sql Query to Semantic Query and we are looking for any API or Component that handles this conversion process.

    Requirement Details:

    I’d like to tell the story happened which lead us to this requirement. We want to convert Shazam Reports (SRW) to Reporting Services (RDL) reports that support Report Builder (semantic queries). So, we planned to convert the SRW query structure into a SQL query structure and later to Semantic Query, which is recognized by the Report Builder.

    In that process, we’ve successfully developed a parser component that parses the SRW’s query structure into standard Sql query structure but now we struggling, as we don’t know how to convert an sql query into semantic query.

    We are running out of time and any information towards the solution is a great help to us.

    Hope I’d get some positive reply from you.



  2. Hanuman, there is no direct support for what you want to do, nor is there public documentation for how the semantic query generator component operates. Sorry.

  3. Vijay says:


    My requriement is to convert Cognos ReportNet reports to SSRS RDL Reports. Further, every report will need to reference a corresponding report model. So, I was just hoping that we would have a Semantic Query Generator working by now. Any news on this?