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  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    I am a beginner in sharepoint. I would like to know about sharepoint reports from basic to advanced level.

    Can anybody please share me the documentation?

    Thanks in advance


    Monday, January 25, 2016 4:09 PM

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  • Could you please explain what kind of reports you are looking for as there are SQL Reporting Services Reports, Analytics Reports etc?


    Jerry Yasir - Office Server & Services MVP/MCT Hewlett Packard Enterprise If this reply helped you resolve your issue, please propose as answer.

    Monday, January 25, 2016 5:35 PM
  • Hi Jerry,

    Thank You very much for your immediate response.

    I have zero Knowledge about sharepoint reports or reporting services.

    Can you please let me know where should i start with?

    Thanks inadvance


    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4:11 AM
  • Hello,

    SharePoint doesn't have a lot of reports OOTB.  You basically have two types of reports you can view without having to go to Reporting Services or Custom Code.

    Web Analytics (or Usage in SP2013 and above) reports and audit logs are both provided.

    Web Analytics will provide you information on things like how many times your site is accessed, what search queries are used and how they worked for the users as well as inventory of your environment.  You can find more information on this here: http://prairiedeveloper.com/?p=410

    Audit Log reports are generic reports in Excel that SharePoint will generate from audit events within your environment.  They are limited to site collections, but will report on every site, list, library within the site collection.  You can find more information on Audit Log reports here: http://prairiedeveloper.com/?p=436

    If these reports will not cut it, you may have to look into SharePoint and SQL reporting services.  You can set your SharePoint environment to allow SQL server to generate custom reports based on your content.  More information on that can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb326358%28v=sql.105%29.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    David Drever BSc, MCST

    Senior SharePoint Conultant

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    • Edited by David Drever Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:27 PM Updated links
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:26 PM
  • Hi David,

    Thank you very much for your inputs. I will start with this and  explore more on it.

    With Regards,


    Thursday, January 28, 2016 2:20 PM