Creating Reports with Report Builder 2016

SQL-521 (3 Days)
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SSRS Training Overview

Report Builder was designed by Microsoft for business analysts and other power users who are already comfortable with Ribbon-based applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Accelebrate's SQL Server course, SSRS 2016 Report Builder training, teaches attendees how to use the Report Builder tool to create, format, and customize SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) reports. Attendees learn how to take full advantage of the user-based Business Intelligence features of SSRS.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for 3 or more attendees at our clients' sites worldwide. In addition, we offer live, private online classes for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. Please visit our client list for organizations for whom we have delivered onsite training. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

SSRS Training Objectives

All Students will:

  • Understand and use data sources and datasets
  • Create and format reports
  • Add images and document maps to reports
  • Work with groups to summarize data
  • Use parameters to add flexibility to reports
  • Create enhanced visual reports with charts, indicators, and maps
  • Incorporate custom expressions into reports

SSRS Training Outline

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SSRS Overview
  • Reporting Services Features
  • Tools Available with SQL Server 2016
  • Authoring with Report Builder
  • ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone (Optional)
  • The Getting Started Dialog Box
Data Sources and Datasets
  • What is a Data Source?
  • Shared verses Embedded Data Sources
  • What is a Dataset?
  • Creating Datasets
Creating New Reports
  • Using the Report Wizards
  • Starting from the Blank Report Template
  • What is Tablix?
  • Creating a Tabular Report
  • Creating a List Report
  • What is a Matrix?
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
Summarizing and Sorting
  • Creating Groups
  • Adding Totals and Aggregations
  • Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
  • Tablix Properties and Grouping Data
Add Flexibility with Parameters
  • Adding Parameters to a Report
  • Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
  • Working with Cascading Parameters
  • Manage Report Parameter Properties
  • Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
  • 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
Custom Expressions
  • Understanding Expressions
  • Defining Expressions
  • Working with Report Variables
  • Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
  • Expression Samples
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

25%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

75%

Lab

Course Number:

SQL-521

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

A general knowledge of database concepts including tables and fields is required for this course. Students should be comfortable working in Microsoft Office as well. Prior Excel experience is helpful but not required.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a related text book.

Software Requirements:

  • SQL Server Report Builder 2016 installed on each PC
  • A centralized SQL Server 2016 Database Engine and Reporting Services installation
  • Recommended: SQL Server Management Studio installed on each PC
  • Related sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate will provide
  • Internet Explorer version 11 (not 10, which has serious problems interacting with SSRS)
  • Excel (any version 2010 or later with the latest service packs) and Adobe Reader (any version)
  • If you have purchased this course, please contact us for detailed setup instructions

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