SQL Server 2016: Creating Reports with Report Builder

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SQL-521 (3 Days)
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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 courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Online Training with Accelebrate. In the wake of the sudden emergence of the Coronavirus crisis, we want to help our clients continue to learn and grow while at home. We are offering 10% off any new booking of private online classes for your team of 3 or more if purchased before May 15, 2020. Please use discount code online2020 in the comments section of the contact form. For more information, and to see how we ensure successful online training, please see this Online Training Q&A.

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

Report Builder 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

Report Builder 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 a SQL Server 2016 Report Builder textbook.

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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