Course 55170
Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 2

Course Description

About this course

These 3 courses, Level 1-3, are offered in a 5 day Boot Camp Course # 552040 or can be purchased separately.

55204 Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 1 (2 days) Monday/Tuesday $1495 if purchased separately

55170 Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 2 (2 days) Wednesday/Thursday $1495 if purchased separately

55240 Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 3 (1 day) Friday $795 if purchased separately

In this 2-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing with Microsoft® SQL Server Report Designer 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 Designer 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 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 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 Designer 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 55204: Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 1

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