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MS-55119 - SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

This three-day instructor-led is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services. During this course, attendees will learn how to Report Designer in SSDT and Report Builder, work with solutions and projects, design basic reports, enhance reports with formatting and images, effectively group and summarize data, work with parameterized reports, incorporate charts and custom maps, and work with drill-through reports, and manage reports.

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Prerequisites

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

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: SSRS Overview and Tools


Reporting Services Features
Tools Available with SQL Server 2012
SQL Server Documentation
Understand Reporting Services Features.
Identify the SQL Server 2012 Tools.
Find and Use SQL Server Documentation.

Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects


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

Module 3: Creating Basic Reports


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?
Deploying a Project

Module 4: Formatting Reports


Working with Text Boxes
Rich Text Formatting
Managing Text Boxes
Drawing Lines and Boxes
Images
Page Headers and Footers
Adding a Document Map
Rendering Reports

Module 5: Custom Expressions


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

Module 6: Summarizing and Sorting


Creating Groups
Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
Adding Totals and Aggregations
Creating Aggregates of Aggregates

Module 7: Add Flexibility with Parameters


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


Charts
Gauges
Add a Map to a Report
Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
Nesting Data Regions
Sub-reports and Drill-through Reports
Working with Drill-through Reports

Module 9: Using Report Manager


Deployment
Navigating Report Manager
Understanding Permissions
Viewing Reports
Working with Shared Data Sources
Managing Reports

Module 10: Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012


ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone
Installing the Stand-alone Version
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