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Question:Creating Reports in ASP.Net with Entity Framework


We are looking to add Microsoft Reports - SSRS to one of our internal websites.

The database has all the reporting features installed.

The website is using Entity Framework 4 for all data.

I have been able to create a report using the old fashioned way of creating a DataSet (*.XSD) and this works well.

My question though, is it possible to utilise the existing Entity Framework in the site for the data required by the reports? Rather than having to re-invent the wheel and make a whole DataSet, along with relationships etc..

asked Sep 13, 2013 in Java Interview Questions by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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Telerik Reporting may be what you're looking for. Unfortunately in my experience the forum isn't very helpful and there's not many examples to get you going with regard to the newer version of the Entity Framework. Telerik Reporting doesn't directly support the DbContext, but it works with the older ObjectContext or has a "Business Object" adapter that can also be set up to work with Entity Framework.

I downloaded the trial version it and got very frustrated trying to get it to work. This course on pluralsight got me going. They're currently offering 200 free minutes so you can probably do the course for free (it's 187 minutes). It got me up and running much faster than trying to work it out for myself and waiting for zero response on the forum.

Once you know how to use it, the reports are pretty good IMO.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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Telerik Reporting may be what you're looking for. Unfortunately in my experience the forum isn't very helpful and there's not many examples to get you going with regard to the newer version of the Entity Framework. Telerik Reporting doesn't directly support the DbContext, but it works with the older ObjectContext or has a "Business Object" adapter that can also be set up to work with Entity Framework.

I downloaded the trial version it and got very frustrated trying to get it to work. This course on pluralsight got me going. They're currently offering 200 free minutes so you can probably do the course for free (it's 187 minutes). It got me up and running much faster than trying to work it out for myself and waiting for zero response on the forum.

Once you know how to use it, the reports are pretty good IMO.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013

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