Shared Data Source (General Tab, Report Designer)

Use the General tab of the Shared Data Source dialog box to display and modify connection information for a shared data source in the project. The other tab in the Shared Data Source dialog box is the Credentials tab. For more information about the options in that tab, see Shared Data Source (Credentials Tab, Report Designer).


  • Name
    Type the name of the data source.
  • Connection string
    Type a connection string for the data source. Click Edit to build the connection string using the Connection Properties dialog box.

See Also


Report Designer F1 Help
Shared Data Source (Credentials Tab, Report Designer)

Other Resources

Defining Report Datasets
Using Expressions in Reporting Services
Connecting to a Data Source

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance