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any place you want MOC 551238 SQL Server Training -> Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1, 2 & 3

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10/08/201810/12/2018
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10/08/201810/12/2018
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11/26/201811/30/2018
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11/26/201811/30/2018
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DynamicsEdge offers a variety of dates to choose from for Dynamics Edge MOC 551238 distinguished SQL Server training course for the best results. There are options for a custom class.

These 3 courses, Level 1-3, are offered in a 5 day Boot Camp Camp or can be purchased separately.

55123 Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1 (2 days) Monday/Tuesday (Use this link to access Course 55123 separately)
55128 Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 2 (2 days) Wednesday/Thursday (Use this link to access Course 55128 separately)
55236 Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3 (1 day) Friday (Use this link to access Course 55236 separately)

Day 1-2, Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1

In this 2-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS. 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 Builder 3.0 is available for Microsoft® SQL Server® versions 2014, 2012, and 2008 R2.

The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Builder and SSRS report authors. The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Designer (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 Builder and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the Report Builder Environment
  • Create table reports
  • Format reports
  • Create basic and complex expressions
  • Group report data
  • Create matrix reports.
  • Sort and filter data.
  • Summarize data with charts.
  • Print and export reports.

Course Outline

Module 1: Exploring the Report Builder Environment

This module introduces the Report Builder application and its features. You will explore the Ribbon and its Tabs, Command groups, and Commands, the available Window panes for creating and manipulating reports, and the report design surface using Design and Run modes.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Report Builder Environment.
  • Working with Existing Reports
Lab: Exploring the Report Builder Application

Module 2: Adding Data to Table Reports

This module introduces how to populate a report with data and display that data in a table data region on the report. We will begin with defining the data source and continue with query building through data sets to bring data into the report. Next, we will explore the elements of the tablix data region including rows, columns, cells, handles, and field choosers, you will use in displaying your data.

Lessons

  • Create Report Data Sources
  • Create Report Datasets
  • Work with the Tablix Data Region
  • Create a Table Report
Lab : Creating Table Reports

Module 3: Formatting Data and Creating Expressions in Reports

This module introduces report formatting techniques which allow a report writer to control how and where data displays in the report. Additional data may also be required and this can be accomplished by adding data from a source or adding a calculated field to the dataset. Simple and complex epressions will also be introduced in this topic.

Lessons

  • Formatting Reports
  • Sorting and Filtering Report Data
  • Adding Data to a Dataset
  • Creating Simple Expressions
  • Creating Complex Expressions
Lab : Formatting Reports

Module 4: Grouping Report Data

This module introduces data groupings in reports using dataset fields and using expressions. This module also discusses group hierarchies and adding aggregates to summarize grouped data.

Lessons

  • Group Data in Reports
  • Group Data Using an Expression
  • Creating Subgroups and Group Aggregates
Lab : Creating Reports with Groups and Aggregates

Module 5: Matrix Reports

This module introduces matrix data regions which are used in reports to control how crosstabular data can be used. While table reports rely on rows and columns, matrix reports rely on row groupings, column groupings, and aggregated values.

Lessons

  • Creating and Modifying Matrix Data Regions
  • Creating and Modifying Column Groups
Lab : Creating Matrix Reports

Module 6: Charts

This module introduces the ability to create and add charts to reports. Whether through wizard or individual effort, chart reports or charts as report components allow us to visualize data with or without the details.

Lessons

  • Create and Modify Chart Wizard Reports
  • Add Charts to Existing Reports
  • Modify Charts in Reports
Lab : Creating Charts and Chart Reports

Module 7: Charts

This module introduces report printing and exporting. Reports can be created for electronic display, paper display, or display in another application. This module covers the basics of those three scenarios.

Lessons

  • Print Features and Print Options
  • Export Reports
Lab : Printing and Exporting Reports

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

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

Day 3-4, Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 2

In this 2-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS. The focus will be on report creation by connecting to a database and manipulating the data for presentation including: creating parameter reports, creating list reports, adding complex expressions to reports, adding images and subreports to reports, adding drilldown and drillthrough functionality, and adding sparklines, data bars, and indicators to reports. Report Builder 3.0 is available for Microsoft® SQL Server® versions 2014, 2012, and 2008 R2.

The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Builder and SSRS report authors. The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Designer (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 Builder and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create parameter reports.
  • Create list reports.
  • Format reports with complex expressions.
  • Add images and subreports.
  • Add drilldown and drillthrough functionality.
  • Add sparklines, data bars, and indicators.

Course Outline

Module 1: Parameter Reports

This module introduces the use of the parameter in report writing. Parameters allow a level of self-service reporting wherein the report audience can choose the data to view (date range, department, geography, etc).

Lessons

  • Parameterized Reporting
  • Create Report Parameters
  • Modify Report Parameters
  • Provide Default Parameter Values
  • Provide Available Values for Parameters
Lab: Creating Parameterized Reports

Module 2: List Data Regions

This module introduces the list data region. List data regions allow report writers free-form control over their reports, whereas, table and matrix reports bind you to a table or matrix data presentation. This free-form feature affords the report writer the ability to truly customize the report.

Lessons

  • Introducing the List Data Region
  • Create Reports Using List Data Regions
  • Modify Reports Which Use List Data Regions
Lab : Creating List Reports

Module 3: Enhancing Reports with Complex Expressions

This module introduces several new report formatting techniques which allow the report writer better control over the data displayed in the report.

Lessons

  • Formatting Reports
  • Top N Reports
  • Running Values
Lab : Enhancing Reports with Complex Expressions

Module 4: Enhance Reports with Images and Subreports

In this module, students will add images and reports (subreports) to reports, tour and students will be introduced to SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services).

Lessons

  • Add Images to Reports
  • Retrieve Images from a Database
  • Introducing SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) Report Server
  • Add Subreports to Reports
Lab : Working With Images and Subreports

Module 5: Drilldown and Drillthrough Reports

This module introduces the ToggleByItem and Action properties to incorporate drilldowns and drillthrough reporting.

Lessons

  • Add and Configure Drilldown Reporting
  • Add and Configure Drillthrough Reporting
Lab : Add Drilldown and Drillthrough Functionality to Reports

Module 6: Sparklines, Data Bars, and Indicators

This module introduces the ability to create and add charts to reports. Whether through wizard or individual effort, chart reports or charts as report components allow us to visualize data with or without the details.

Lessons

  • Sparklines
  • Data Bars
  • Indicators
Lab : Adding Sparklines, Data Bars, and Indicators to Reports

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with Windows.
  • Creating and navigating folders.
  • Opening programs.
  • Manipulating windows.
  • Copying and pasting objects.
  • Formatting text.
  • Saving files.
  • Microsoft® Office Access 2013: Level 1 or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.
  • Course 55123: Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1

Day 5, Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3

In this 1-day course, students will continue their learning on report writing with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS. The focus of this course is enhancing custom report visualizations and the use of Visual Basic programming in SSRS reporting. Supporting Visual Basic programming in reports is a normal requirement in today’s reporting landscape and this course presents the information you'll need using group discussions, worksheets, practices, demonstrations, and lab activities. Report Builder is available for all supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server.

The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft® SQL Server® Report Builder and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Builder and SSRS report authors. The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Designer (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 Builder and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use shapes to create enhanced custom report visualizations.
  • Understand the use of Visual Basic programming in SSRS reports.
  • Use and support Visual Basic code in the SSRS reporting effort.
  • Add drilldown and drillthrough functionality.

Course Outline

Module 1: Creating Enhanced Visualizations

This module introduces report formatting techniques which create enhanced visualizations using shapes, rectangles, images, and data regions. To support customized and enhanced reporting visualizations, this course requires a review of specific properties which support the control of displayed items in a report.

Lessons

  • The Importance of Shapes in Reporting
  • Enhanced Visualizations Using the Rectangle
  • Control the Display of Report Items
  • Creating Tiles in a Tablix
Lab: Creating Enhanced Visualizations

Module 2: Visual Basic

This module introduces the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language. The goal of this module is to make the programming language and its use meaningful to non-programmers. This module uses the course handbook, group discussions, worksheets, and reviews to not only introduce Visual Basic programming, but to also to understand what the code is doing.

Lessons

  • The Visual Basic Programming Language
  • Visual Basic Language Components
  • Decision Structures and Procedures
Lab : Working with Visual Basic

Module 3: Using Visual Basic in SSRS Reporting

Report writers can take advantage of the Visual Basic language in three different ways in the Report Builder application. Whether the Visual Basic programming language was incorporated by design or inherited through existing reports, report writers need to be aware of how the features can be applied to achieve the reporting goal. Visual Basic is the required language for Report Builder.

Lessons

  • Visual Basic in SSRS Reports
  • Calling Visual Basic code from the Report
  • Using External Visual Basic code in a Report
Lab : Using Visual Basic in Reports

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with Windows.
  • Creating and navigating folders.
  • Opening programs.
  • Manipulating windows.
  • Copying and pasting objects.
  • Formatting text.
  • Saving files.
  • Microsoft® Office Access 2013: Level 1 or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.
  • Course 55123: Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1
  • Course 55128: Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 2

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