New Feature Spotlight: SSRS Embedding

Matthew Orr
Curator Engineer
July 8, 2022

Note: This is an upcoming feature in Curator and does not exist yet in the current version, which will be released very soon.

Expanding Influence to New Analytics Platforms

As you know, Curator has always been an expert influencer. Some would say it was born to show you what’s important so you don’t have to research it all on your own. To up its game, Curator decided it needed to become more than just an influencer of a few analytics platforms. It has begun to expand its social circle to include as many analytics platforms as possible. In this journey, Curator made friends with SQL Server Reporting Services (known to its friends as SSRS). If your company utilizes SSRS, it’s now easier than ever to embed those influential reports within your Curator portal to get the views and likes you desire to achieve that perfect yacht life.

The Deets on SSRS Embedding

Technically, it has always been possible to embed SSRS reports within Curator or, for that matter, any other analytics platform that allows itself to be embedded. However, you would have had to research the technical details of what SSRS needed when being embedded and figure out how to implement that within Curator properly. It was a very anti-social affair.

With Curator’s newfound friendship, embedding SSRS reports has become, well, friendly:

  • In a browser, open the desired report within your SSRS environment and copy the link.
  • Create or edit a page within Curator’s backend.
  • If needed, add a new section by clicking on the plus (+) icon where you want the SSRS report to appear.
  • Click on the pencil icon to open the section’s settings pop-up.
  • Click on the Analytic Elements tab at the top of the pop-up.
  • Select the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) option.
  • The pop-up will close and the SSRS settings will appear on the left. Paste the link into the Report URL field. You should see the Page Builder preview update to show the SSRS report.
  • Click the Save button.

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