Lesson 5: Previewing the Basic Report

At this point in the tutorial, you can preview the contents of the table. Previewing a report allows you to easily view the appearance of the report without having to go through the extra steps of publishing it to a report server.

To preview a report

  1. Save the report project. On the File menu, click Save All.

  2. Click the Preview tab. Report Designer runs the report and displays it in Preview view.

The following diagram shows the report in the Preview window.

Report in Preview window

Next Lesson

This step concludes the tutorial, "Creating a Basic Report". To add more features to this report, continue working on this report in another tutorial: Tutorial: Adding Grouping, Sorting, and Formatting to a Basic Report.

See Also


Tutorial: Creating a Basic Report

Other Resources

Previewing Reports

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance