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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- 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
Page Headers and Footers
Adding a Document Map
Module 5: Custom Expressions
Working with Report Variables
Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
Module 6: Summarizing and Sorting
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
Module 8: Enhanced Report Items
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
Navigating Report Manager
Working with Shared Data Sources
Module 10: Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012
ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone
Installing the Stand-alone Version
Using the Report Builder Tool
Creating Reports Using Wizards
Creating Reports Without a Wizard
OPening Existing Reports
Working with Report Parts