Now that I've had time to think about it, there are 3 really good reasons:
- If all you want is a simple table report, the questioner is absolutely correct: do it in a GridView. However, if you want Excel-like charts, then SSRS is the easiest way forward.
- Also, SSRS lets you easily create form-letters (with page breaks, headers and footers in the correct places). You can't guarantee what a web page will output like.
- And finally, SSRS lets you output to PDF.
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Comment by Sky Sigal, on 27-May-2008 18:29
Thanks for adding this -- its would be a compelling argument in many cases...
Also, SSRS lets you easily create form-letters (with page breaks, headers and footers in the correct places). You can't guarantee what a web page will output like.
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