SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services


Course 55119: 3 Days; Instructor-led

About this course

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.

Audience profile

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.

At course completion

      Work with solutions and projects.

      Design basic reports.

      Work with table, matrix, and list report items.

      Enhance reports with formatting and images.

      Effectively group and summarize data.

      Work with parameterized reports.

      Incorporate charts and custom maps.

      Work with drill-through reports.

      Manage reports.

      Utilize Report Builder.

Prerequisites
A general familiarity with databases prior to the class.

      Additionally, working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

 

Course Outline
Module 1: SSRS Overview and Tools
This module provides an introduction to the topics covered in the class, introduces Reporting Services features, the tools available with SQL Server 2012, and introduces students to SQL Server documentation.
Lessons

      Reporting Services Features

      Tools Available with SQL Server 2012

      SQL Server Documentation

      Understand Reporting Services Features.

      Identify the SQL Server 2012 Tools.

      Find and Use SQL Server Documentation.

Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects
This module covers working with solutions and projects within Visual Studio.
Lessons

      Working with SQL Server Data Tools

      Understanding Solutions and Projects

      Working with the Visual Studio Interface

Lab : Working with Solutions and Projects (Optional)

      Work with SQL Server Data Tools.

      Understand solutions and projects.

      Work with the Visual Studio interface.

Module 3: Creating Basic Reports
This module covers building reports from start to finish, and tips and tricks for successful report building.
Lessons

      What is a Data Source?

      What is a Dataset?

      Using the Report Wizard

      What is Tablix?

      Creating a Tabular Report

      Creating a List Report

      What is a Matrix?

      Deploying a Project

Lab : Creating Basic Reports

      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

This module covers the features which enhance the visual impact of reports.

Lessons

      Working with Text Boxes

      Rich Text Formatting

      Managing Text Boxes

      Drawing Lines and Boxes

      Images

      Page Headers and Footers

      Adding a Document Map

      Rendering Reports

Lab : Formatting Reports

      Format data to enhance a report.

      Add images to a report.

      Work with page headers and footers.

Module 5: Custom Expressions

This module covers expressions and how to use them to set dynamically changing properties or values. 

Lessons

      Understanding Expressions

      Defining Expressions

      Working with Report Variables

      Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions

      Expression Samples

Lab : Custom Expressions

      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
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) offers grouping features to allow you to summarize data and then drill down into the details below the summary levels. This module will explain how to create and manage these groupings.
Lessons

      Creating Groups

      Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings

      Adding Totals and Aggregations

      Creating Aggregates of Aggregates

Lab : Summarizing and Sorting

      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
Paramaterized reports allow users to customize reports to show only the data they are interested in. This module covers the use of parameters and filters.
Lessons

      Adding Parameters to a Report

      Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters

      Manage Report Parameter Properties

      Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures

      Work with Cascading Parameters

      Sort Based on a Parameter Setting

      Filtered Reports

Lab : Add Flexibility with Parameters

      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
This module explores the different ways data can be enhanced visually in a report.
Lessons

      Charts

      Gauges

      Add a Map to a Report

      Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items

      Nesting Data Regions

      Sub-reports and Drill-through Reports

      Working with Drill-through Reports

Lab : Enhanced Report Items

      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
This module provides details on how to run and manage reports using Report Manager.
Lessons

      Deployment

      Navigating Report Manager

      Understanding Permissions

      Viewing Reports

      Working with Shared Data Sources

      Managing Reports

Lab : Using Report Manager

      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
This module covers the use of Report Builder to apply lessons learned in previous modules.
Lessons

      ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone

      Installing the Stand-alone Version

      Using the Report Builder Tool

      Creating Datasets

      Creating Reports

      Creating Reports Using Wizards

      Creating Reports Without a Wizard

      OPening Existing Reports

      Working with Report Parts

Lab : Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012

      Implement basic features from previous modules in Report Builder

      Add data visualization items to a report using Report Builder.