SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

Session Detail:    Classroom 3 Day

This three-day instructor-led is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services. During this course, attendees will learn how to Report Designer in SSDT and Report Builder, work with solutions and projects, design basic reports, enhance reports with formatting and images, effectively group and summarize data, work with parameterized reports, incorporate charts and custom maps, and work with drill through reports, and manage reports.

Prerequisites

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

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for information workers and database professionals who have a general familiarity with databases prior to the class. Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: SSRS Overview and Tools

  • Lesson 1: Reporting Services Features
  • Lesson 2: Tools Available with SQL Server 2012
  • Lesson 3: SQL Server Documentation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Reporting Services Features
  • Identify the SQL Server 2012 Tools
  • Find and Use SQL Server Documentation

Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects

  • Lesson 1: Working with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Solutions and Projects
  • Lesson 3: Working with the Visual Studio Interface

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Work with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Understand solutions and projects
  • Work with the Visual Studio interface

Module 3: Creating Basic Reports

  • Lesson 1: What is a Data Source?
  • Lesson 2: What is a Dataset?
  • Lesson 3: Using the Report Wizard
  • Lesson 4: What is Tablix?
  • Lesson 5: Creating a Tabular Report
  • Lesson 6: Creating a List Report
  • Lesson 7: What is the Matrix?
  • Lesson 8: Deploying a Project

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between shared and embedded data sources and datasets
  • Create shared and embedded data sources and datasets
  • Use the Report Wizard to build basic reports
  • Create a basic matrix report from a shared dataset

Module 4: Formatting Reports

  • Lesson 1: Working with Text Boxes
  • Lesson 2: Rich Text Formatting
  • Lesson 3: Managing Text Boxes
  • Lesson 4: Drawing Lines and Boxes
  • Lesson 5: Images
  • Lesson 6: Page Headers and Footers
  • Lesson 7: Adding a Document Map
  • Lesson 8: Rendering Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Format data to enhance a report
  • Add images to a report
  • Work with page headers and footers

Module 5: Custom Expressions

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Expressions
  • Lesson 2: Defining Expressions
  • Lesson 3: Working with Report Variables
  • Lesson 4: Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
  • Lesson 5: Expression Samples

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use expressions to work with custom formulas
  • Use expressions to change the way data is displayed in report
  • Use expressions to incorporate data from more than one dataset

Module 6: Summarizing and Sorting

  • Lesson 1: Creating Groups
  • Lesson 2: Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
  • Lesson 3: Adding Totals and Aggregations
  • Lesson 4: Creating Aggregates of Aggregates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Add both row and column parent groups to an existing report
  • Aggregate data for summary reports
  • Create reports using adjacent groups in a matrix
  • Work with group properties

Module 7: Add Flexibility with Parameters

  • Lesson 1: Adding Parameters to a Report
  • Lesson 2: Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
  • Lesson 3: Manage Report Parameter Properties
  • Lesson 4: Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 5: Work with Cascading Parameters
  • Lesson 6: Sort Based on a Parameter Setting
  • Lesson 7: Filtered Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Customize report data with both query and report parameters
  • Use parameters to define interactive sort and visibility options
  • Add filters to a dataset

Module 8: Enhanced Report Items

  • Lesson 1: Charts
  • Lesson 2: Gauges
  • Lesson 3: Add a Map to a Report
  • Lesson 4: Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
  • Lesson 5: Nesting Data Regions
  • Lesson 6: Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
  • Lesson 7: Working with Drillthrough Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use lessons up to this point to create a complete solution
  • Choose between data visualization options
  • Add data visualization items to an existing report
  • Add a drill-through report send parameters to the drill-through report

Module 9: Using Report Manager

  • Lesson 1: Deployment
  • Lesson 2: Navigating Report Manager
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Permissions
  • Lesson 4: Viewing Reports
  • Lesson 5: Working with Shared Data Sources
  • Lesson 6: Managing Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and deploy a project by using SSDT
  • Work with Report Manager to view and manage reports
  • Create a linked report
  • Add report snapshots by using Report Manager

Module 10: Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012

  • Lesson 1: ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone
  • Lesson 2: Installing the Stand-alone Version
  • Lesson 3: Using the Report Builder Tool
  • Lesson 4: Creating Datasets
  • Lesson 5: Creating Reports
  • Lesson 6: Creating Reports Using Wizards
  • Lesson 7: Creating Reports Without a Wizard
  • Lesson 8: Opening Existing Reports
  • Lesson 9: Working with Report Parts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement basic features from previous modules in Report Builder
  • Add data visualization items to a report using Report Builder

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