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MS55128 - Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 2 (MS55128)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration : 2 Days

In this 2-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing withMicrosoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS. The focus will be on report creation by connecting to a database and manipulating the data for presentation including: creating parameter reports, creating list reports, adding complex expressions to reports, adding images and subreports to reports, adding drilldown and drillthrough functionality, and adding sparklines, data bars, and indicators to reports. Report Builder 3.0 is available for Microsoft® SQL Server® versions 2014, 2012, and 2008 R2.

Who Should Attend

  • 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.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

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.

  • Course 55123: Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create parameter reports.

  • Create list reports.

  • Format reports with complex expressions.

  • Add images and subreports.

  • Add drilldown and drillthrough functionality.

  • Add sparklines, data bars, and indicators.

Course Content

Module 1: Parameter Reports

This module introduces the use of the parameter in report writing. Parameters allow a level of self-service reporting wherein the report audience can choose the data to view (date range, department, geography, etc.).

Lessons

  • Parameterized Reporting

  • Create Report Parameters

  • Modify Report Parameters 

  • Provide Default Parameter Values

  • Provide Available Values for Parameters

Lab : Creating Parametrized Reports

  • Create Single Value Parameter Reports

  • Create Multi-Value Parameter Reports

  • Create an Avilable Values Parameter Report

  • Create a Parameter Report with Default Values

  • Modify Existing Parameter Reports

  • Describe the key benefits and features of report parameters

  • Create parameter queries and parameterized reports

  • Create parameters which accpet single values , multiple values , expose or hide the parameter value , provide a list of available parrameter values, and provide parameters with default values.

  • Modify existing parameter and parameter reports

 

Module 2 : List Data Regions

This module introduces the list data region.List data regions allow report writers free-form control over their reports , whereas  , table and matrix reports bind you to a table or matrix data presentation . This free-form affords the report writer the ability to truly customize the report.

Lessons

  • Introducing the List Data Region

  • Create Reports Using List Data Regions

  • Modify Reports Which Use List Data Regions

Lab : Creating List Reports

  • Create a Multiple Column Report with List Dat Regions

  • Create a Report with Rectangles and Nested Data 

  • Describe the benefits of list data regions and rectangles in reporting scenarios

  • Create reports which take advantage of nested data

  • Create enhanced reports using list data regions and rectangles

 

Module 3 : Enhancing Reports with Complex Expressions

This module introduces several new report formatting techniques which allow the report write better control over the data displayed in the report.

Lessons

  • Add Images to Reports

  • Retrieve Images from a Database

  • Introducing SSRS ( SQL Server Reporting Services ) Report Server

  • Add Subreports to Reports

Lab : Working with Images and Subreports

  • Add an Image to an Existing Report

  • Display Images from a Database in a Report 

  • Format HTML5 Data to Display Properly in a Report

  • Use SSRS Report Server to Facilitate Subreporting

  • Add Subreports to a Report

  • Add Parameterized Subreports to Reports

  • Describe the available options for adding images to report

  • Add images to reports

  • Describe the feature of SSRS Report Server

  • Add subreports and parameterized subreports to reports

 

Module 4 : Enhance Reports with Images and Subreports

In this module , students will add images and reports ( subreports ) to reports , tour and students will be introduced to SSRS ( SQL Server Reporting Services )

Lessons 

  • Add Images to Reports 

  • Retrieve Images from a Database 

  • Introducing SSRS ( SQL Server Reporting Services ) Report Server

  • Add Subreports to Reports

Lab : Working With Images and Subreports

  • Add an Image to an Existing Report 

  • Display Images from a Database in a Report 

  • Format HTML5 Data to Display Properly in a Report 

  • Use SSRS Report Server to Facilitate Subreporting

  • Add Subreports to a Report

  • Add Parameterized Subreports to Reports 

  • Describe the available options for adding images to reports

  • Add images to reports 

  • Describe the features of SSRS Report Server

  • Add subreports and parameterized subreports to reports

Module 5 : Drilldown and Drillthrough Reports 

This module introduces the ToggleByItem and Action properties to incorporate drilldowns and drillthrough reporting

Lessons 

  • Sparklines

  • Data Bars

  • Indicators

Lab : Add Drilldown and Drillthrough Functionality to Reports

  • Add Drilldown Functionality to Text Boxesps
  • Add Drilldown Functionality to Groups
  • Add Drilldown Functionality to Group Hierachies
  • Add Drillthrough Functionality to a Chart
  • Describe the key features of drilldowns and drillthroughs in a report
  • Add drilldowns to Reports
  • Add drillthrough to Reports
  • Add parameterized drillthrough to Reports

 

Module 6 : Sparklines , Data Bars and Indicators

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 with or without the details.

Lessons

  • Sparklines
  • Data Bars
  • Indicators

Lab : Adding Sparklines , Data Bars and Indicators to Report

  • Create Group Charts
  • Add Indicators and Data Bars to a Report
  • Add Sparklines to a Report
  • Add Indicator to a Report 
  • Add Sparklines , Data Bars and Indicators to a Report
  • Describe the key features of incorporating mini-charts and mini-gauges in reports.
  • Add and Modify sparklines , data bars , and indicate in reports

 

 

Course ID: MS55128


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