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I am new in SharePoint and SQL server reporting services. I have to create SSRS report and data source is SharePoint server. I want to know which one is better option to create SSRS report, directly through SharePoint list or by using database (not SharePoint database). I want to know advantages and disadvantages of creating SSRS reports using SharePoint list and SQL server database. As I goggle it but not getting proper answer which works for me.

Any help and links will be appreciated.

Posted 4-Aug-12 0:15am
Updated 4-Aug-12 2:55am

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If it's just one simple table of info then go ahead with Sharepoint List.

SharePoint List cannot maintain strong-complex data relationships, large number of items, any transaction.

List with simple data is easy to maintain and use. SharePoint supports editing adding etc with standard user interface.

Also if you copy list to DB then you may have to maintain an ETL process to update your DB frequently. So sync will be a headache.

Also List supports CAML query so it may not be problem if you want to filter query and get proper dataset.



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