Generating Excel sheet from SQL Server table

Hi All,

This is a SQL Server database with products table which serves as product catalog for a live website. Client wants to pull the data in that table down in some file format (Excel, pdf ). The table has an image column (image of the product), which stores path to the images on local hard disk.

The output file should also have images (photos) of the corresponding products.

I see SQL Server Reporting Services is already installed there on the server. I have never used it before but I know that Reporting services could be used to generate reports in pdf / excel / csv formats.

How do I pull the data down, which file format will better serve the purpose and could reporting service be of any use ?

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Yes, you can display images from SQL Server using SSRS.
pratz09Author Commented:
Hi thanks for your reply. Example seems useful. I think SSRS installed on this machine has never been used before.
Pardon for this basic question but when I login to Reporting Services - I cannot see anything. This SSRS is on the server, and I do not want to import the whole database, when I just need one table to be reported. Can you please point me to a simple and easy way to start building this SSRS report. Thanks.
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:

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