Create a Reporting Services mobile report

With SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher, you can quickly create SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services mobile reports that scale well to any screen size, on a design surface with adjustable grid rows and columns, and flexible mobile report elements.

The first time you create a mobile report, you can install SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher, on your local machine from the Reporting Services web portal. Or you can install it from the Microsoft Download Center. After the first time, you can start it either from the web portal or locally.

  1. In the top bar of the Reporting Services web portal, select New > Mobile Report.

    PBI_SSMRP_NewMenu

  2. On the Layout tab in Mobile Report Publisher, select a navigator, gauge, chart, map, or datagrid and drag it to the design grid.

  3. Grab the lower-right corner of the element and drag it to the size you want.

    SSMRP_ResizeChart

    This is the Master design grid, where you create the elements you want in your report. Later, you can lay out the report for a tablet or phone.

    In Visual Properties below the design grid, notice the various properties you can set.

  4. Select the Data tab in the upper-left corner, and you see the chart already has simulated data associated with it.

    SSMRP_SimTable

  5. Select Add Data in the upper-right corner.

  6. Select Local Excel or Report Server.

    Tips: If you're adding data from Excel, make sure:

  7. Select the worksheets you want, and select Import.
    You can add more than one worksheet from a workbook at a time.

    SSMRP_AddExcelData

  8. Still on the Data tab, in the Data Properties box select the table and field you want in the chart.

    SSMRP_DataProps

  9. Back on the Layout tab, in the Visual Properties box you can set properties like Title, Time Unit, and Number Format.

    SSMRP_ChartVizProps

  10. Select Preview in the upper left to see how your report is shaping up.

  11. Time to save your report. Select the Save icon in the upper left, and either Save Locally or Save to Server.

    To save it to a server, you need access to a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services report server.

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