This article examines additional capabilities we can employ in creating advanced Pie charts with Reporting Services. It extends the examination of simple Pie charts that we undertook in Simple Pie Chart for Analysis Services Data, and focuses on the creation of a somewhat more sophisticated Pie chart than we created in the earlier article, using dual category groups and a series group, among other nuances, again based upon an Analysis Service data source. This article continues the examination of Reporting Services charts for Analysis Services data sources that we began in an earlier article of my MSSQL Server Reporting Services series, Introducing Reporting Services Charts for Analysis Services. In that article we summarized the many different chart (or chart data region) types that are available, and looked ahead to individual articles surrounding each type, where we would specify details – and real world innovations – involving the use of each in reporting Analysis Services data. We noted that the focus of these related articles, interspersed among other topics within my MSSQL Server Reporting Services series over time, would be the design and creation of Analysis Services chart reports of various types, and the exploitation of the rich and flexible features contained in Reporting Services that enable us to make report data more meaningful, and easier to understand, from the perspectives of our information consumer audiences.
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