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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: Free report reporting tool

    Hi
    I'm looking for a free (or open source) report writing tool to connect to SQLServer 2005.
    I'm looking for the tool to help generate the SQL for the report - it doesnt need any fancy report generation features.
    Can anyone advise?

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    You mean something to generate code, rather than something to display images\ tabulations etc?
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    I'm looking for a graphical tool which will help me construct the sql for reports. I saw a new opensource product recently called wasabi (or something) which generated reports but also had a tab which showed the SQL used for the report. In short, I'm after the sql which I can call/use from my app.

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    Management studio has something very like the query builder in Access - you can use that. Bear in mind it does create some crap. For graphical displays, there is Reporting Services which is included in the license.
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    A graphical tool for developing report queries?
    How do you ever hope to earn the respect and admiration of your peers that way? Write your code in a text based query tool like a man.
    You may see a jumble of joins and sub-tables, but I see a woman in a red dress....
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    There are no peers - this is a private project.
    I have a large number of reports to produce and I want to knock them out quickly. If there's a tool out there that will make the process more efficient them I'm going to use it.
    Anyway, back to my original question. Does anyone know of a good open source report writer that can also show you the sql it uses for the job? I'll take a look at the feature in management studio but its not quite what i'm looking for.

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    I'm using wabit but need a jdbc connection string to my remote sqlserver 2005 server. Can you advise?
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