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Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS)

SQL-221 (3 Days)
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SSRS Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS) training teaches attendees how to create, format, and manage SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services reports.

Location and Pricing

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SSRS Training Objectives

  • 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
  • Manage reports
  • Utilize Report Builder

SSRS Training Outline

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Introduction
SSRS Overview and Tools
  • Reporting Services Features
  • Tools Available with SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server Documentation
Working with Solutions and Projects
  • Working with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Understanding Solutions and Projects
  • Working with the Visual Studio Interface
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
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
Custom Expressions
  • Understanding Expressions
  • Defining Expressions
  • Working with Report Variables
  • Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
  • Expression Samples
Summarizing and Sorting
  • Creating Groups
  • Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
  • Adding Totals and Aggregations
  • Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
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
Enhanced Report Items
  • Charts
  • Gauges
  • Add a Map to a Report
  • Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
  • Nesting Data Regions
  • Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
  • Working with Drillthrough Reports
Using Report Manager
  • Deployment
  • Navigating Report Manager
  • Understanding Permissions
  • Viewing Reports
  • Working with Shared Data Sources
  • Managing Reports
Using Report Builder 3.0
  • 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
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

SQL-221

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All attendees must have a general familiarity with databases prior to the class. Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive a copy of SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services for Report Writers.

Software Requirements:

  • At least 6 GB RAM
  • At least 10 GB free disk space
  • 64-bit Windows Vista or later, or Windows Server 2008 or later, with the latest service pack updates. Operating system required depends on the edition of SQL Server that is being used.
  • A full installation of SQL Server 2008 R2 (server and client tools), including Reporting Services, with the latest service packs applied
    • This class is written to support a SQL Server Native Mode environment. Customization will be required to run Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode.
  • Related sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate will provide
  • Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel
  • If you have purchased this course, please contact us for detailed setup instructions.

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