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Joekos
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Posted - 06/18/2013 :  12:07:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Is there a application that someone can use to create reports from a database, but not have full access to the SQL server? Database is on SQL server 2008 R2. We recently moved a one off database over to this server, but I don't want that admin to have access to our full SQL server (they had express loaded on their server but weren't doing a good job watching it). They still want to create reports/lookup data/etc. Does something like Report Builder 3.0 work this way? Install it on their computer and give them access just to their data?

James K
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Posted - 06/18/2013 :  12:26:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Joekos


Is there a application that someone can use to create reports from a database, but not have full access to the SQL server? Database is on SQL server 2008 R2. We recently moved a one off database over to this server, but I don't want that admin to have access to our full SQL server (they had express loaded on their server but weren't doing a good job watching it). They still want to create reports/lookup data/etc. Does something like Report Builder 3.0 work this way? Install it on their computer and give them access just to their data?

You can give read only access to the database if they should be allowed to query the database, but not allowed to modify anything. You can also create stored procedures to populate the reports and give them only execute permission on those procedures.

In fact the recommended way of permissioning is exactly that - give only the minimum required permissions.

Report Builder 3.0 (or BIDS) can work with that level of permission.
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