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Displaying Microsoft Access Reports (active reports) via ASP.NET

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I've been searching using google trying to find a way to display
Access Reports via ASP.NET and only finding commericial products which
appear to require that the report needs to be converted every time
that a change is made (this is not ideal for my situation).

What I need is something that references the access reports (the data
itself is in MS SQL Server) and will display them.

Some of the solutions to this I have come across are (and why I can't
use them):
- Use Crystal reports. We are using Active reports for ease of use
(some of our users need to make their own reports). I have also heard
of their reputation.
- Regenerate each report in ASP.NET. This will be rather time
consuming, and would require each report to be recreated upon a
change.
- Require the user to download a plugin, and enable permissions for
that machine to access the server. This application is to be going on
the internet (and therefore it is both impractical and security risk
to enable all computers in the world to access it).

I have found MS SQL Reporting services and have been unable to find
out much about it at present. As far as I know, it is relatively new
and may suit my requirements. Has anyone got more information, or can
point me in the right direction?

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Brian Barnes
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Nov 18 '05 #1
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Hi,
sql reporting services news group here:
microsoft.public.sqlserver.reportingsvcs

sql reporting services is available as a download from microsoft
On 17 Feb 2004 18:23:43 -0800, Brian Barnes wrote:
I've been searching using google trying to find a way to display
Access Reports via ASP.NET and only finding commericial products which
appear to require that the report needs to be converted every time
that a change is made (this is not ideal for my situation).

What I need is something that references the access reports (the data
itself is in MS SQL Server) and will display them.

Some of the solutions to this I have come across are (and why I can't
use them):
- Use Crystal reports. We are using Active reports for ease of use
(some of our users need to make their own reports). I have also heard
of their reputation.
- Regenerate each report in ASP.NET. This will be rather time
consuming, and would require each report to be recreated upon a
change.
- Require the user to download a plugin, and enable permissions for
that machine to access the server. This application is to be going on
the internet (and therefore it is both impractical and security risk
to enable all computers in the world to access it).

I have found MS SQL Reporting services and have been unable to find
out much about it at present. As far as I know, it is relatively new
and may suit my requirements. Has anyone got more information, or can
point me in the right direction?

Nov 18 '05 #2

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