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SSIS – SQL Server Integration Services Connection Manager Tips and Tricks

Connection Managers and Package Configurations are among the most critical components of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Packages. It is very essential to have a thorough understanding of these components while working with SSIS.

In this post, we will see following tips and tricks related to Connection Managers and Package Configurations:

  • Adding an “Application Name” property to the connection string
  • Creating Two Connection Managers for each Database Connection
  • Capturing Connection Manager details in Package Configurations

To continue reading, catch the full article here: SQL Server Integration Services Connection Manager Tips and Tricks.

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SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services Report Manager Tips and Tricks

In the last post, we saw SQL Server Reporting Services Tips and Tricks to Improve the End-User Experience. In this post, we will see few tips and tricks on SSRS Report Manager.

Report Manager is a pretty decent interface and offers the necessary functionality for managing reports. In this post, let’s take a look at few very less known uses/features of SSRS Report Manager. In this post, we will take a look at the following tips and tricks:

  • Customizing Report Manager Header/Title
  • Uploading Custom File Types to Report Manager
  • Enable My Reports Feature

To continue reading, catch the full article here: SQL Server Reporting Services Report Manager Tips and Tricks.

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SQL Server Reporting Services Tips and Tricks to Improve the End-User Experience

In the last post, we saw SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Expressions Tips and Tricks. In this post, we will see few tips to improve the end-user experience with SSRS.

SSRS is a great reporting tool and for us to be able to deliver/address most or all of the end-user needs/requirements, we need to have a good understanding of the tool and its capabilities. In this post, we will take a look at the following tips and tricks:

  • Display Total Number of Pages while Navigating
  • Display Everything in a Single Page
  • Display Report Parameter Selection
  • Display No Rows Error Message
  • Page Settings for Optimal Printing

To continue reading, catch the full article here: SQL Server Reporting Services Tips and Tricks to Improve the End User Experience.