I am using SP2010. I have a list with some important info. I would like to generate some report in SSRS. What is the best practice to create a SSRS report with the source from a SharePoint list?

I would also like to show this report in a webpart on a page.

  • Do you have reporting services configured with SharePoint? – Amal Hashim Jan 19 '15 at 12:37

You can use Report Builder tool for creating reports. Then choose SharePoint List a connection source.

For detailed steps on creating connection source refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633650(v=sql.105).aspx

After setting up connection you can create queries to create data set. Below is a sample query

  <FieldRef Name="Field1"/>
  <FieldRef Name="Field4"/>
        <FieldRef Name="Field1"/>
        <Value Type="Integer">1</Value>
        <FieldRef Name="Field2"/>
        <Value Type="string"/>

After creating the report - You can upload the RDL file into a library (You can use Report Library which has features to leverage RDL file type). Then create a page and add Report Viewer webpart. And set the RDL path.

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