SQL Server 2016: Creating Reports with Report Builder

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Course Number: SQL-521

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

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

Note: This class can also be taught using SQL Server 2017 or 2019.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Database courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • 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

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.

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

Training Materials:

All attendees receive a SQL Server 2016 Report Builder textbook.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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