When we can’t access our own laptop or other device. When this happens, instead of using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), we can use Report Builder to create a reporting project and make quick edits to an existing report or dashboard from another workstation.
Since, Report Builder provides data visualizations that include charts, maps, sparklines, and data bars that can help us to produce new insights well beyond what can be achieved with standard tables and charts. Use Report Builder to make reports and shared datasets.
It publishes report parts, and then further browse the Report Part Gallery to reuse existing report parts as building blocks for creating new reports quickly with a ‘Grab and Go‘ experience.
How to Install Report Builder?
Here we’re discussing two methods so that you can apply any of them:
From a Web Portal
You can install Report Builder from a ‘Power BI Report Server‘ web portal. You may already have installed Report Builder to create reports for an SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) server. And you can use the same version or Report Builder to create reports for Power BI Report Server. If you haven’t installed it, the process is much easier.
- In the Power BI Report Server web portal, you need to select New > Paginated Report.
- Then, If you don’t have Report Builder installed already, the Microsoft Report Builder Wizard starts.
- Now, Accept the terms in the license agreement > Next.
- Choose install to complete the installation of Report Builder.
- After the installation is being completed, Report Builder opens to the New Report or Dataset screen.
From The Download Center
To proceed with this method, you need to follow some easy steps as given below :
- First of all, On the Report Builder page of the Microsoft Download Center , select Download.
- After the downloading has finished of Report Builder, select Run.
- Then, The Microsoft Report Builder Wizard starts.
- Next, Accept the terms in the license agreement > Next.
- Now select Install to complete the installation of Report Builder.