Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS 2014 Level 1

Session Detail:    Classroom 2 Day

In this 2-day course, students are introduced to the foundations of report writing with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS 2014. The focus will be on report writing by connecting to a database and manipulating the data for presentation including: creating table and matrix reports, formatting reports, grouping report data, creating simple and complex expressions, displaying aggregated data, sorting and filtering data, charting data, and preparing reports for printing and exporting. Report Designer is available for all supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Windows.
  • Creating and navigating folders.
  • Opening programs.
  • Manipulating windows.
  • Copying and pasting objects.
  • Formatting text.
  • Microsoft Office Access 2013: Level 1 or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Designer and SSRS report authors. The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Builder (SSRS). Course participants may be business analysts, programmer analysts, data analysts, database administrators, or IT professionals and may or may not have experience with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Exploring the Report Designer Environment

  • Lesson 1: SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Lesson 2: The Report Designer Environment
  • Lesson 3: Working with Existing Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Describe and navigate the graphical elements of the Report Designer application
  • Work with existing reports and navigate between Design and Run modes

Module 2: Adding Data to Table Reports

  • Lesson 1: Create Report Data Sources
  • Lesson 2: Create Report Datasets
  • Lesson 3: Create Table Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create report data sources
  • Create report datasets
  • Work with the tablix data region
  • Create a table report

Module 3: Formatting Data and Creating Expressions in Reports

  • Lesson 1: Formatting Reports
  • Lesson 2: Sorting and Filtering Report Data
  • Lesson 3: Adding Data to a Dataset
  • Lesson 4: Creating Simple and Complex Expressions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Format data in a report using the Report Designer Properties dialog boxes
  • Add data to a report and make changes to column names in the dataset query
  • Format data in a report using simple and complex expressions
  • Display data in a report using simple and complex expressions

Module 4: Grouping Report Data

  • Lesson 1: Group Data in Reports
  • Lesson 2: Group Data using an Expression
  • Lesson 3: Creating a Grouping Hierarchy and using Group Aggregates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Group data in reports using fields
  • Group data in reports using expressions
  • Create group hierarchies
  • Aggregate grouped data in a report

Module 5: Matrix Reports

  • Lesson 1: Create and Modify Matrix Data Regions
  • Lesson 2: Create and Modify Column Groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of using a matrix in a report
  • Create and modify matrix reports
  • Define column group hierarchies
  • Use expressions to define matrix headings and sort orders

Module 6: Charts

  • Lesson 1: Create and Modify Charts in Reports
  • Lesson 2: Modify Charts in Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Lesson 1: Describe the key features of the charts.
  • Lesson 2: Create charts.
  • Lesson 3: Modify chart data and the format of chart elements.
  • Lesson 4: Use expressions in charts.

Module 7: Printing and Exporting Reports

  • Lesson 1: Print Features and Print Options
  • Lesson 2: Export Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of electronic reporting vs. print reporting
  • Prepare a report for paper printing
  • Export reports in supported formats

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Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS 2014 Level 1

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