- You don’t need any prior knowledge prior to taking this course.
- A couple of the bonus lectures will require some knowledge of T-SQL, but these lectures are optional.
- You don’t need any form of SQL Server to already be installed on your computer; I will show you have to download it and install it – for free.
- It is not necessary to have SharePoint on your computer.
- If you want to know enough T-SQL to assist you with your SSRS work, please have a look at the first two sessions of my 70-461 courses.
“Brilliant! This tutorial will definitely save you hours of figuring out things yourself.” — Koos ten Bras
“Excellent course, well presented and clear examples.” – Peter Cawthorne
This course is all about creating reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). No prior knowledge is needed, but some knowledge of T-SQL would be useful.
We will download a version of SQL Server which includes SSRS – for free. We’ll also download a database called AdventureWorks, which we will use in our reports.
We’ll create various reports, developing our skills bit by bit. As part of designing a report, we will:
- Select report components (matrix, table, chart and other data visualisation component),
- Identify the data source and parameters,
- Design a grouping structure,
- Create drilldown reports and drillthrough reports.
As part of implementing a report layout, we will:
- Find out how to format, including formatting colours, dates and numbers;
- Configure the page;
- Implement headers and footers;
- Implement matrices, tables, chart, images, indicators, maps and groupings in reports;
- Create a range of reports using different data regions;
- Define custom fields;
- Implement global collections;
- Define expressions; and
- Implement data visualisation components.
As part of implementing interactivity in a report, we will:
- Create drilldown reports;
- Create drillthrough reports;
- Add interactive sorting;
- Investigate parameters, including multi-value parameters;
- Create dynamic reports in SSRS using parameters;
- Implement show/hide property;
- Add actions (jump to report and URL);
- Add Fixed headers and a document map.
By the end of this course, you should be confident in creating your own reports in SSRS.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for you if you want to know how to create reports in SSRS.
- No prior experience with T-SQL is required, although the more knowledge you have it, the better.
- Having SharePoint on your computer is not necessary; we will use the stand-alone version of SQL Server. However, I will show the differences and similarities between Report Builder (SharePoint) and SSDT (the stand-alone version).
- This course is not for you if you only want to know about managing your existing SSRS reports in SharePoint.
What you’ll learn
- Create reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
- We will develop your skills, bit by bit.
- You can also download a free version of SQL Server which will allow you to practice creating reports on your own.
- We will design a report, implementing report layouts and add interactivity into your reports.