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Windows Azure reporting with Data Dynamics Reports

Data Dynamics Reports has excellent support for Windows Azure reporting among 3rd party reporting tools.

Data Dynamics Reports supports Windows Azure reporting in both partial trust and full trust modes with features like report rendering, previews, and export to PDF, Excel and other formats working just like they do inside Windows and ASP.NET applications.

Sergey Abakumoff describes his code walkthrough that uses Data Dynamics Reports for an Azure reporting sample.

He writes....

Some time ago I tested Data Dynamics Reports on the Windows Azure platform. I never dealt with Windows Azure before and was happy to learn something new. In particular I've learned the basics of Windows Azure Storage Services. There are 3 storage types in Windows Azure: blobs, queues and tables. I thought about the scenario when a developer wants to visualize the data from Window Azure Table Storage using Data Dynamics Reports. I've found that Data Dynamics Report provides developer with all needed ammunition to achieve that goal, so I thought that it would be worth to write about.

Windows Azure Table Storage
Windows Azure Table Storage differs from the tables in a relational database. Table storage is object-oriented and saves the entities and the entity properties. The details of table storage is not the subject of this post. I believe that the best way to show how Data Dynamics Reports can be used with the table storage is going through the live example. This walkthrough is based on the post in "Cloudy in Seattle" blog. However, that blog post sample uses Windows Azure SDK 1.0 and I used the newer version 1.1. A few things was changed in version 1.1, I highlighted them later in this post.

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