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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Report Developers

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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Report DevelopersThis course is designed to take you deeper into Microsoft Reporting Services. Rather than simply covering basic features (Microsoft MOC 10990), this course will give you the skills to leverage built-in functionality and the power to develop reports, faster. Whether you are a developer or an application analyst that creates application reports for your business users, you’ll be able to use reporting services tools to create great reports that stand out and have value.



SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Report Developers

A new Reporting Services web portal is available. The updated web portal includes

  • KPIs
  • Mobile Reports
  • Paginated Reports
  • Excel files
  • Power BI Desktop files

After completing this class students will be able to:

  • Use SSRS tools
  • Work with solutions and projects
  • Design basic reports
  • Enhance reports with formatting, images, and charts
  • Effectively group and summarize data
  • Work with parameterized reports
  • Incorporate charts and custom maps
  • Work with drill-through reports
  • Manage reports
  • Utilize Report Builder


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 2016, and introduces students to SQL Server documentation.


  • Reporting Services Features
  • Tools Available with SQL Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Reporting Services Features.
  • Identify the SQL Server 2016 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

 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?
  • Understanding Drill-down

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
  • Images
  • Page Headers and Footers

Module 5: 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

 Module 6: Introduction to 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

 Module 7: Add Flexibility with Parameters

Parameterized 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

 Module 8: Enhanced Report Items

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


  • Charts
  • Gauges
  • Add a Map to a Report
  • Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
  • Nesting Data Regions
  • Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
  • Working with Drillthrough Reports

Module 9: Rendering, Deploying, and the Web Portal

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


  • Deployment
  • Web Portal
  • Working with Shared Data Sources
  • Viewing Reports
  • rendering Reports

Module 10: KPIs and Mobile Reports

This module covers working with the new KPI object and the Mobile Report Publisher.


  • Working with KPI’s
  • Working with Mobile Reports
  • The SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
  • Mobile Report Terminology
  • Exploring the Mobile Report Publisher
  • Creating Reports Using Wizards

Module 11: Beyond Basic Reporting

This module covers more advanced reporting tools and techniques to create highly interactive paginated reports.


  • Utilizing Report Templates
  • Creating Document Maps and Bookmarks
  • Recursive Parents
  • Understanding Lookup, LookupSet and MultiLookup Functions
  • Report Rendering
  • Using the ReportItems Collection
  • Initial Toggle States
  • Interactive Sorting
  • Expression Samples
  • Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
  • Using Expressions to Create new Data Fields
  • Using Expressions to Format Data

Module 12: Using Report Builder

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


  • Desktop App
  • 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


Before attending this course, students must a general familiarity with database concepts and a working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office Applications.



This course is intended for information workers and database professionals who have a general familiarity with databases prior to class.  Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications is beneficial.

$2995.00 List Price

5 Days Course

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