September 10, 2015

SSRS Line Chart with Data Tables (Excel Style)

It takes a lot of discipline and dedication to run a blog properly and that is one of the main reasons why I admire bloggers and tech gurus like Chris Webb (who has been putting out high quality blogs for […]
September 29, 2013

How to make Map Reports in SSRS

I was going through some of my old documents and found this article on map reports which I had written for a SSRS book (which didn’t go through because of some time related issues). I thought it might be useful […]
September 9, 2013

Designing Bullet Graphs in SSRS – Part 3

The concepts in this 3 part blog series are heavily borrowed from the book Information Dashboard Design, authored by the data visualization guru – Stephen Few and is going to concentrate on the following topics:- I) How to make Bullet […]
August 14, 2013

Designing Bullet Graphs in SSRS – Part 2

The concepts in this 3 part blog series is heavily borrowed from the book Information Dashboard Design, authored by the data visualization guru – Stephen Few and is going to concentrate on the following topics:- I) How to make Bullet […]
August 13, 2013

Designing Bullet Graphs in SSRS – Part 1

Two weeks back, I bought myself the second edition of  Information Dashboard Design, authored by the data visualization guru – Stephen Few. I had read the first edition but was intrigued by the 6 new chapters in the second edition. […]
June 28, 2013

Pie Charts on SSRS Map Reports

Ok, I think I am getting a few puzzled looks now. All of you must be wondering why I am talking about pie charts (isn’t pie chart the untouchable outcast in the family of visualization techniques?). Also, you must be […]
May 30, 2013

A Sample SSRS Dashboard and some Tips & Tricks

The other day, I was browsing for some sample SSRS dashboards and one of the top images that came up made me cringe. You might wonder what could be so bad in a dashboard as to make me cringe. Well, […]
February 26, 2013

100% Visualization in SSRS

Recently, Bill Jelen aka Mr Excel came up with a podcast that showcased a visualization that he termed as the “100% Visualization”. I have never seen this visualization before and I am not sure whether Stephen Few would approve of […]
February 19, 2013

Bandlines in SSRS

Sometime in January, visualization expert Stephen Few expanded on Tufte’s idea of Sparklines and came up with this new visualization called Bandlines. Bandlines use horizontal bands of color in the background of the plot area to display information about the […]
February 12, 2013

Custom Code for Color Gradation in SSRS

Throughout my career as a Business Intelligence Consultant, I have met and interacted with a lot of DBAs. One thing (among many others) I particularly admire about them is that they have their own list of SQL scripts that they […]