Using asp.net custom webparts to view reports

  • ricky.chauvin

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 132

    Hi all,

    I am fairly new to programming in general (about 2 months in) and have a fairly firm grasp of reporting services 2008 now.

    We are currently developing some bespoke dashboard reports for across the company that I work for and I have a few questions that are currently causing us problems.

    We have decided to create a standard dashboard report which is customisable to suit users needs. However we want the users to be able to customise the page themselves. Hence webparts being the choice rather than iframes which was our initial thought. The report viewer was another thought but it doesn't have the same amount of functionality as webparts and were not sure how we could make the user point it at different reports.

    Enough of the background anyway. The basic question is "is it possible to create a webpart where the user can choose a report to aim it at (for example change the url)". Ive not found much online that is of use and have been searching for a few hours now.

    Im sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place (im a bit unsure)

    Thanks for any help that comes my way,

    Highly Appreciated

    Rik

  • Gift Peddie

    SSC Guru

    Points: 73570

    SSRS comes with webpart you can use check the style folder and the config files but you cannot use those with SSRS 2008 default deployment because those are Asp.net features. You also have the option to use the web version of ReportViewer control it is httphandler which must be registered in your Web.Config for depeloyment.

    Kind regards,
    Gift Peddie

  • ricky.chauvin

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 132

    I have just been further investigating the reportviewer. I guess we could put that "inside" a webpart. That may just work.

    Out of interest where would I find this webpart that comes with SSRS2008? Im not looking at using it inside the report, instead using it with an asp.net page to view the report.

    Thanks for your help,

    Rik

  • Gift Peddie

    SSC Guru

    Points: 73570

    ricky.chauvin (12/7/2009)


    I have just been further investigating the reportviewer. I guess we could put that "inside" a webpart. That may just work.

    Out of interest where would I find this webpart that comes with SSRS2008? Im not looking at using it inside the report, instead using it with an asp.net page to view the report.

    Thanks for your help,

    Rik

    I think you use ReportViewer control in both Asp.net and SharePoint while the webpart is just for SharePoint deployment. The first link covers ReportViewer while the second link shows where to download the SSRS 2008 Webparts.

    http://www.gotreportviewer.com/

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=58edd0e4-255b-4361-bd1e-e530d5aab78f&displaylang=en

    Kind regards,
    Gift Peddie

  • ricky.chauvin

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 132

    Thanks,

    much appreciated 🙂

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