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.
"Brilliant! This tutorial will definitely save you hours of figuring out things yourself." -- Koos ten Bras
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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.