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SSRS report building software

Hi,

Does anyone know any decent software which will build reports for SQl Server? I'm currently using Report Builder 3 but I'm finding the features very limited.
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Pretty much anything that will connect to SQL Server - even Access! If you like what you've got with ReportBuilder but want more, try using full SSRS. It comes with SQL Server Standard (I believe), or you can get a Developer Edition of SQL Server 2012 and try it out.

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When you say try using the full SSRS do you mean the Visual studio business intelligence software that comes with it ?

I have used that but it doesn't seem any diffrent than Report Builder 3
Yes, that's what I meant. It should allow you to do things like share datasources across projects, etc., that ReportBuilder doesn't (or didn't, anyway). It's also easier to do things like make an interface where you can change data using the reports and the stored procedures behind them!
Yeah that doesn't bother me as much as the lack of graphical tools in the report building software which is annoying unless i'm missing something ?
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Just curious, what kind of graphical tools are you missing?
Well I thought their would be as many tool as you get in something like Microsoft Word. Creating shapes that sort of thing.
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Yeah that's what i'm currently doing at the moment inserting images into the background. But i'm finding it stressfull that the reports are not consistant everytime more data is added the reports push themselves onto more than one page and things like that which is annoying me.

I'm trying to build reports for CRM it's an invoice report. I just really want to make the reports look like some effort has been put in so I don't want just plain square boxes and stuff like that.
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