SQL Server Reporting Services 2008R2 for Report Writers

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In this SQL Server Reporting Services 2008R2 for Report Writers training class, students obtain a thorough understanding of how to create reports with SQL Server Reporting Services.

This course is taught in the 2012 version and your instructor will point out minor differences between 2008 and 2012 in class.

  1. Understand solutions and projects.
  2. Design basic reports.
  3. Enhance reports with formatting.
  4. Effectively group and summarize data.
  5. Work with parameterized reports.
  6. Incorporate charts and custom maps.
  7. Work with drillthrough reports.
  8. Manage reports.
  9. Utilize Report Builder.
  1. SSRS Overview and Tools
    1. Reporting Services Features
    2. Tools Available with SQL Server 2008R2
    3. SQL Server Documentation
  2. Working with Solutions and Projects
    1. Working with SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio
    2. Understanding Solutions and Projects
    3. Working with the Visual Studio Interface
  3. Creating Basic Reports
    1. What Is a Data Source?
    2. What Is a Dataset?
    3. Using the Report Wizard
    4. What Is Tablix?
    5. Creating a Tabular Report
    6. Creating a LIst Report
    7. What Is a Matrix?
    8. Deploying a Project
  4. Formatting Reports
    1. Working with Text Boxes
    2. Rich Text Formatting
    3. Managing Text Boxes
    4. Drawing Lines and Boxes
    5. Images
    6. Page Headers and Footers
    7. Adding a Document Map
    8. Rendering Reports
  5. Custom Expressions
    1. Understanding Expressions
    2. Defining Expressions
    3. Working with Report Variables
    4. Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
    5. Expression Samples
  6. Summarizing and Sorting
    1. Creating Groups
    2. Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
    3. Adding Totals and Aggregations
    4. Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
  7. Add Flexibility with Parameters
    1. Adding Parameters to a Report
    2. Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
    3. Manage Report Parameter Properties
    4. Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
    5. Work with Cascading Parameters
    6. Sort Based on a Parameter Setting
    7. Filtered Reports
  8. Time permitting, the following topics will also be covered:

  9. Enhanced Report Items
    1. Charts
    2. Gauges
    3. Add a Map to a Report
    4. Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
    5. Nesting Data Regions
    6. Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
    7. Working with Drillthrough Reports
  10. Using Report Manager
    1. Deployment
    2. Navigating Report Manager
    3. Understanding Permissions
    4. Viewing Reports
    5. Working with Shared Data Sources
    6. Managing Reports
  11. Using Report Builder 3.0
    1. ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone
    2. Installing the Stand-alone Version
    3. Using the Report Builder Tool
    4. Creating Datasets
    5. Creating Reports
    6. Creating Reports Using Wizards
    7. Creating Reports Without a Wizard
    8. Opening Existing Reports
    9. Working with Report Parts
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SSRS class:

  • Students should be comfortable working in Windows and Excel.

Experience in the following would be useful for this SSRS class:

  • Basic query skills and the ability to work with functions in Excel.
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