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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services - 55119 Course Outline

 (3 days)
Version 2012
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.

A general familiarity with databases prior to the class.
Additionally, working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

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.

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.
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.
Working with SQL Server Data Tools
Understanding Solutions and Projects
Working with the Visual Studio Interface
Lab : Working with Solutions and Projects (Optional)
Creating and Managing a Project
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.
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
Creating Shared Data Sources and Datasets
Using the Report Wizard
Building a Basic Matrix Report
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.
Working with Text Boxes
Rich Text Formatting
Managing Text Boxes
Drawing Lines and Boxes
Page Headers and Footers
Adding a Document Map
Rendering Reports
Lab : Formatting Reports
Formatting a Tablix Data Region
Enhancing a Report
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.
Understanding Expressions
Defining Expressions
Working with Report Variables
Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
Expression Samples
Lab : Custom Expressions
Using Expressions to Work with Dates
Using Expressions to Manipulate Data
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.
Creating Groups
Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
Adding Totals and Aggregations
Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
Lab : Summarizing and Sorting
Adding Parent Groups to a Report
Working with Groups
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.
 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
Adding 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.
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
Creating a complete solution (if time permits)
Adding data visualization report items to a report
Adding a correlated sub-report
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.
Navigating Report Manager
Understanding Permissions
Viewing Reports
Working with Shared Data Sources
Managing Reports
Lab : Using Report Manager
Creating and Deploying Projects
Working with 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.
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
Creating a basic report by using Report Builder
Adding data visualization report items to a report
Implement basic features from previous modules in Report Builder
Add data visualization items to a report using Report Builder.
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