How do I use SQL and ASP.Net to dynamically create charts on a web page?

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I am investigating a web-based db driven system for a client who currently has everything stored in spreadsheets.  The currently use SQL Server 2005.  What do I need to enable them to dynamically create charts based on the data in the DB?  I've never used SSRS so I just need to be sure that this will satisfy their needs.  By what I've read it looks like there are components which will enable me to display the charts on ASP.Net web pages.  I have also come across OLAP Reporting Services 2008 but I don't know whether the client will be prepared to upgrade their version of SQL server.  Advice would be appreciated.
Lorna70Asked:
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carsRSTConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There's a ASP.NET chart control available for download from Microsoft.   Once you install it, it shows up in your toolbox as a control to select.  Easy to use, looks nice.

Download:
http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/11/24/new-asp-net-charting-control-lt-asp-chart-runat-quot-server-quot-gt.aspx

Code below is an example of its use
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" 
        ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:AM14ConnectionString %>" 
        SelectCommand="Select * from.... ">
</asp:SqlDataSource>


<asp:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" 
    BackColor="#EEFAFD"
    BackSecondaryColor="128, 128, 255" 
    BorderlineColor="White" 
    BorderlineDashStyle="Solid"
    BorderlineWidth="3" 
    DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1"
    
        Style="height: 350px; width: 400px;">
    <Titles>
        <asp:Title Name="Title1" 
            Text="Cars" 
            Font="Arial 12pt, style=Bold">
        </asp:Title>
    </Titles>
    <Series>
        <asp:Series Name="Series1"  
            XValueMember="Region" 
            YValueMembers="ACTUAL COUNT">
        </asp:Series>
    </Series>
    <ChartAreas>
        <asp:ChartArea Name="ChartArea1">
            <Area3DStyle Enable3D="True" />
            <AxisY Title="Dollars">
                <MinorGrid Enabled="True" />
                <LabelStyle Format="{0:C}" />
            </AxisY>
        </asp:ChartArea>
    </ChartAreas>
</asp:Chart>

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carsRSTCommented:
Keep in mind, the control must also be installed on the server to use.
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Kishan ZunjareSr. Software EngineerCommented:
You can go with Third party charts i.e. Fusion charts.
http://www.fusioncharts.com/free/

FusionCharts Free is a completely free and open-source Flash charting component. By using javascript, XML you can do this. I have very good experience with this for Rich UI(specially dynamic charts)

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mr_nadgerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Reporting services will do the charts easily, and giving them access to the report builder would allow them to build different charts on the fly; you could dynamically display all or some of the reports on your page afterwards through the reportviewer control.
If they're using Sharepoint, you can point web parts directly to the reports to make distribution even easier.
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