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.
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?
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.
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.
Working with Report Variables
Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
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
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.
The Web Portal
Working with Shared Data Sources
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
Understanding Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions
Using the ReportItems Collection
Initial Toggle States
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.
Using the Report Builder Tool
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
Venue: LIVE Online
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.