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55123A: Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1

Length: 2 Days    Cost: $1,395 + GST    Version: SQL Server 2012 - 2014

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About this Course

In this 2-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS. The focus will be on report writing by connecting to a database and manipulating the data for presentation including: creating table and matrix reports, formatting reports, grouping report data, creating simple and complex expressions, displaying aggregated data, sorting and filtering data, charting data, and preparing reports for printing and exporting. Report Builder 3.0 is available for Microsoft® SQL Server® versions 2014, 2012, and 2008 R2.

Please note we supply digital courseware with this course. If a hard copy is preferred an additional cost will apply



Audience


The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Builder and SSRS report authors.

The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Designer (SSRS).

Course participants may be business analysts, programmer analysts, data analysts, database administrators, or IT professionals and may or may not have experience with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Windows.
  • Creating and navigating folders.
  • Opening programs.
  • Manipulating windows.
  • Copying and pasting objects.
  • Formatting text.
  • Saving files.
  • Microsoft® Office Access 2013: Level 1 or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the Report Builder Environment
  • Create table reports
  • Format reports
  • Create basic and complex expressions
  • Group report data
  • Create matrix reports.
  • Sort and filter data.
  • Summarize data with charts.
  • Print and export reports.

Course Outline


Module 1: Exploring the Report Builder Environment

This module introduces the Report Builder application and its features. You will explore the Ribbon and its Tabs, Command groups, and Commands, the available Window panes for creating and manipulating reports, and the report design surface using Design and Run modes.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Report Builder Environment
  • Working with Existing Reports

Module 2: Adding Data to Table Reports

This module introduces how to populate a report with data and display that data in a table data region on the report. We will begin with defining the data source and continue with query building through data sets to bring data into the report. Next, we will explore the elements of the tablix data region including rows, columns, cells, handles, and field choosers, you will use in displaying your data.

Lessons

  • Create Report Data Sources
  • Create Report Datasets
  • Work with the Tablix Data Region
  • Create a Table Report

Module 3: Formatting Data and Creating Expressions in Reports

This module introduces report formatting techniques which allow a report writer to control how and where data displays in the report. Additional data may also be required and this can be accomplished by adding data from a source or adding a calculated field to the dataset. Simple and complex epressions will also be introduced in this topic.

Lessons

  • Formatting Reports
  • Sorting and Filtering Report Data
  • Adding Data to a Dataset
  • Creating Simple Expressions
  • Creating Complex Expressions

Module 4: Grouping Report Data

This module introduces data groupings in reports using dataset fields and using expressions. This module also discusses group hierarchies and adding aggregates to summarize grouped data.

Lessons

  • Group Data in Reports
  • Group Data Using an Expression
  • Creating Subgroups and Group Aggregates

Module 5: Matrix Reports

This module introduces matrix data regions which are used in reports to control how crosstabular data can be used. While table reports rely on rows and columns, matrix reports rely on row groupings, column groupings, and aggregated values.

Lessons

  • Creating and Modifying Matrix Data Regions
  • Creating and Modifying Column Groups

Module 6: Charts

This module introduces the ability to create and add charts to reports. Whether through wizard or individual effort, chart reports or charts as report components allow us to visualize data with or without the details.

Lessons

  • Create and Modify Chart Wizard Reports
  • Add Charts to Existing Reports
  • Modify Charts in Reports

Module 7: Printing and Exporting Reports

This module introduces report printing and exporting. Reports can be created for electronic display, paper display, or display in another application. This module covers the basics of those three scenarios.

Lessons

  • Print Features and Print Options
  • Export Reports

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