Reporting Services Query Designers

Reporting Services provides graphical and text-based query designers to help you build queries for your report. Each type of data source has an associated query designer. Some data sources support graphical designers that help you build a query interactively. Other data sources use a text-based query designer. A SQL Server data source supports both the graphical and text-based query designers.

Query designers are installed and registered for a specific data source type when Reporting Services is installed. For more information, see RSReportDesigner Configuration File.

The following topics describe the user interface for each query designer.