SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 for Report Writers

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In this SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 for Report Writers training class, students obtain a thorough understanding of how to create reports with SQL Server Reporting Services.

  1. SSRS Overview and Tools
    1. Reporting Services Features
    2. Tools Available with SQL Server 2012
    3. SQL Server Documentation
  2. Working with Solutions and Projects
    1. Working with SQL Server Data Tools
    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. 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
  9. Using Report Manager
    1. Deployment
    2. Navigating Report Manager
    3. Understanding Permissions
    4. Viewing Reports
    5. Working with Shared Data Sources
    6. Managing Reports
  10. Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012
    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

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