Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Avoid sql reporting services 1.0 if you can

A word of warning, because nobody seems to make it clear enough: avoid the first version (2003? 2004?) of Microsoft SQL Reporting Services if you can, it's beta quality (or pre-beta, translated into Microsoft-speak). A lot small bugs cause you to lose precious time trying to tweak untweakable things and wondering what is it you did wrong. Not to mention that you'll have trouble explaining to the customer how it's not your fault that you cannot turn off page breaks in the report viewer or fully control the widths of your columns, or set the background color of table cells that contain subreports or... Even worse, it will turn out you recommended the technology to them ;).

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