Wednesday, 27 October 2010

AX6, Reports and SSRS

As mentioned in a previous post on the sample content of the Technical Conference on AX, many tracks have SSRS and the transition from X++ reporting to SSRS reporting as a theme, and I anticipate that SSRS will be the de-facto reporting language in future versions of AX.
However, as Saveen Reddy mentions on his blog, the transition from X++ to SSRS is no novelty. The gap between the two technologies is too big, despite many white papers, blogs and documents, and consultants and developers need to ramp up their skills in order to offer customers the full benefits of their AX investment.
Luckily Saveen Reddy, lead programme manager for Dynamics AX Business Intelligence, acknowledges this difficulty in making the transition and has a series of posts on his blog, which might help developers and consultants alike "being productive", as he calls it.
The plan is a 4 phase series, which is already posted, so there is ample opportunity for us all to start learning SSRS and how it collaborates with Dynamics AX 6, for as Saveen Reddy states in no uncertain terms:
'And again why should you care? I’ll repeat again: the future of AX Reporting is SSRS. Internalize that message. I cannot emphasize it enough. X++ will continue to see much less investment in the future. Becoming very familiar with SSRS is your best bet to stay productive with AX in the future.'
Read the first post here and see all of the published posts on SSRS and AX 6 here

1 comment:

Anjali said...

i want to give my ssrs report a dynamicaly varying title, depending on the data selected.
please tell me how to send data from AX6.0 to ssrs.