SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) for Report Devloper

This 5-day instructor-led is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about the latest releases of SQL Server Reporting Services. During this course, attendees will learn how to 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, and manage reports. Attendees will build reports using Visual Studio, Report Builder and Mobile Report Publisher.

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At Course Completion

After completing this class students will be able to:

Using Visual Studio to build reports.
Working with solutions and projects.
Design and create basic tabular reports.
Design and create Matrix and List reports
Enhance reports with rich text formatting, images, and charts.
Effectively group and summarize data including parent/child and adjacent groupings
Work with parameterized reports.
Creating cascading report parameters
Using Report Variables
When to use Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions
Incorporate charts and custom maps
Utilizing data bars, indicator and sparkline report items
Work with drill-down and drill-through reports
Configuring Interactive Sorting and Sorting based on a Parameter Setting
Managing reports in the Web Portal
Setting up Shared Datasets
Configuring KPI’s and Mobile Reports
Utilize Report Builder
Using Report Parts to build reports


Audience Profile

This course is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services.



Before attending this course, students must have:

A general familiarity with databases prior to the class.
Additionally, working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

In addition, it is recommended, but not required that students have completed course:

  • SQL101: Introduction to Transact-SQL


  • SQL250: Transact-SQL for Developers


Module 1: SSRS Overview and Tools

This module provides an introduction to the topics covered in the class, introduces Reporting Services features, the tools available with SQL Server, and introduces students to SQL Server documentation.


Reporting Services Features
Tools Available with SQL Server Reporting Services
SQL Server Documentation

Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects

This module covers working with solutions and projects within Visual Studio.



Working with SQL Server Data Tools
Understanding Solutions and Projects
Working with the Visual Studio Interface

Module 3: Creating Basic Reports

This module covers building reports from start to finish, and tips and tricks for successful report building.



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?
Understanding Drill-down

Module 4: Formatting Reports

This module covers the features which enhance the visual impact of reports.



Working with Text Boxes
Rich Text Formatting
Managing Text Boxes
Drawing Lines and Boxes
Page Headers and Footers

Module 5: Summarizing and Sorting

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) offers grouping features to allow you to summarize data and then drill down into the details below the summary levels. This module will explain how to create and manage these groupings.



Creating Groups
Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
Adding Totals and Aggregations
Module 6: Introduction to Expressions

This module covers expressions and how to use them to set dynamically changing properties or values.



Understanding Expressions
Defining Expressions
Working with Report Variables
Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
Expression Samples

Module 7: Add Flexibility with Parameters

Parameterized reports allow users to customize reports to show only the data they are interested in. This module covers the use of parameters and filters.



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

Module 8: Enhanced Report Items

This module explores the different ways data can be enhanced visually in a report.



Add a Map to a Report
Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
Nesting Data Regions
Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
Working with Drillthrough Reports

Module 9: Rendering, Deploying and the Web Portal

This module provides details on how to run and deploy reports using the Web Portal.



Deploying Reports
The Web Portal
Working with Shared Data Sources
Viewing Reports
Rendering Reports
Module 10: KPIs and Mobile Reports

This module covers working with the new KPI object and the Mobile Report Publisher.



Working with KPI’s
Working with Mobile Reports
The SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
Mobile Report Terminology
Exploring the Mobile Report Publisher
Creating Reports Using Wizards
Module 11: Beyond Basic Reporting

This module covers more advanced reporting tools and techniques to create highly interactive paginated reports.



Utilizing Report Templates
Creating Document Maps and Bookmarks
Recursive Parents
Understanding Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions
Report Rendering
Using the ReportItems Collection
Initial Toggle States
Interactive Sorting
Expression Samples
Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
Using Expressions to Create new Data Fields
Using Expressions to Format Data
Module 12: Using Report Builder

This module covers the use of Report Builder to apply lessons learned in previous modules.



Desktop App
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

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