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    About this Course

    This 5-day instructor-led is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about the latest releases of SQL Server Reporting Services. During this course, attendees will learn how to use SSRS tools, work with solutions and projects, design basic reports, enhance reports with formatting, images, and charts, effectively group and summarize data, work with parameterized reports, incorporate charts and custom maps, work with drillthrough reports, and manage reports.  Attendees will build reports using Visual Studio, Report Builder and Mobile Report Publisher.

    Audience Profile

    This course is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services.

    At Course Completion

    After completing this class students will be able to:

    Using Visual Studio to build reports.
    Working with solutions and projects.
    Design and create basic tabular reports.
    Design and create Matrix and List reports
    Enhance reports with rich text formatting, images, and charts.
    Effectively group and summarize data including parent/child and adjacent groupings
    Work with parameterized reports.
    Creating cascading report parameters
    Using Report Variables
    When to use Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions
    Incorporate charts and custom maps
    Utilizing data bars, indicator and sparkline report items
    Work with drill-down and drill-through reports
    Configuring Interactive Sorting and Sorting based on a Parameter Setting
    Managing reports in the Web Portal
    Setting up Shared Datasets
    Configuring KPI’s and Mobile Reports
    Utilize Report Builder
    Using Report Parts to build reports


    Module 1: SSRS Overview and Tools

    This module provides an introduction to the topics covered in the class, introduces Reporting Services features, the tools available with SQL Server, and introduces students to SQL Server documentation.


    Reporting Services Features
    Tools Available with SQL Server Reporting Services
    SQL Server Documentation

    Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects

    This module covers working with solutions and projects within Visual Studio.


    Working with SQL Server Data Tools
    Understanding Solutions and Projects
    Working with the Visual Studio Interface

    Module 3: Creating Basic Reports

    This module covers building reports from start to finish, and tips and tricks for successful report building.


    What is a Data Source?
    What is a Dataset?
    Using the Report Wizard
    What is Tablix?
    Creating a Tabular Report
    Creating a List Report
    What is a Matrix?
    Understanding Drill-down

    Module 4: Formatting Reports

    This module covers the features which enhance the visual impact of reports.


    Working with Text Boxes
    Rich Text Formatting
    Managing Text Boxes
    Drawing Lines and Boxes
    Page Headers and Footers

    Module 5: Summarizing and Sorting

    SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) offers grouping features to allow you to summarize data and then drill down into the details below the summary levels. This module will explain how to create and manage these groupings.


    Creating Groups
    Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
    Adding Totals and Aggregations
    Module 6: Introduction to Expressions

    This module covers expressions and how to use them to set dynamically changing properties or values.


    Understanding Expressions
    Defining Expressions
    Working with Report Variables
    Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
    Expression Samples

    Module 7: Add Flexibility with Parameters

    Parameterized reports allow users to customize reports to show only the data they are interested in. This module covers the use of parameters and filters.


    Adding Parameters to a Report
    Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
    Manage Report Parameter Properties
    Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
    Work with Cascading Parameters
    Sort Based on a Parameter Setting
    Filtered Reports

    Module 8: Enhanced Report Items

    This module explores the different ways data can be enhanced visually in a report.


    Add a Map to a Report
    Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
    Nesting Data Regions
    Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
    Working with Drillthrough Reports

    Module 9: Rendering, Deploying and the Web Portal

    This module provides details on how to run and deploy reports using the Web Portal.


    Deploying Reports
    The Web Portal
    Working with Shared Data Sources
    Viewing Reports
    Rendering Reports
    Module 10: KPIs and Mobile Reports

    This module covers working with the new KPI object and the Mobile Report Publisher.


    Working with KPI’s
    Working with Mobile Reports
    The SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
    Mobile Report Terminology
    Exploring the Mobile Report Publisher
    Creating Reports Using Wizards
    Module 11: Beyond Basic Reporting

    This module covers more advanced reporting tools and techniques to create highly interactive paginated reports.


    Utilizing Report Templates
    Creating Document Maps and Bookmarks
    Recursive Parents
    Understanding Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions
    Report Rendering
    Using the ReportItems Collection
    Initial Toggle States
    Interactive Sorting
    Expression Samples
    Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
    Using Expressions to Create new Data Fields
    Using Expressions to Format Data
    Module 12: Using Report Builder

    This module covers the use of Report Builder to apply lessons learned in previous modules.


    Desktop App
    Using the Report Builder Tool
    Creating Datasets
    Creating Reports
    Creating Reports Using Wizards
    Creating Reports Without a Wizard
    Opening Existing Reports
    Working with Report Parts


    Before attending this course, students must have:

    A general familiarity with databases prior to the class.
    Additionally, working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

    In addition, it is recommended, but not required that students have completed course:

    SQL101: Introduction to Transact-SQL


    SQL250: Transact-SQL for Developers


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F