Monday, April 16, 2012

SSRS Reporting in a Java Web Site

For the last 6 months or so, I have been working on a project with our web application development team to integrate SSRS reporting into our client facing Java web site.

When I first proposed this project, I knew that in theory this should work fine. But, it did take a bit of research and a lot of work to bring it to fruition.

We are moving into the testing phase this week, and I am happy to say that it works very well! The Java developer working on this is doing a great job of translating all of my Microsoft talk to java :)

We are using the Web Services provided by SSRS with a custom security extension that authenticates against our web site security.

Since we are only rendering one page at a time, rendering is pretty quick, taking less than a second a page to render.

Once we go thru testing and release, I am going to write more on this, including some details.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Retrieve Table List in DB2/400 via SQL Statement

Again, mainly to remind myself, the query to retrieve a list of tables in DB2/400 is:

select * from qsys2.systables where table_type='T';

If you want a list of views, table_type would = 'V'