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Report Builder 2016 Pt 1 - Installing Report Builder 2016

Posted by Andrew Gould on 07 February 2017

This video takes you through the basics of installing Report Builder 2016, including a short introduction to what Report Builder is designed to do!

Report Builder 2016 Pt 2 - Creating Your First Report

Posted by Andrew Gould on 20 February 2017

This video shows you the basics of creating a report in Report Builder. You'll start with a blank report and learn how to create a data source to connect to a database, followed by a dataset to retrieve the results of a query. Next, you'll learn how to add a table to display the results, including how to assign dataset fields to table columns, how to sort and filter the table, along with how to use a variety of formatting options. The final part of the video explains how to save, close and reopen report files.

Report Builder 2016 Pt 3 - Saving to a Report Server

Posted by Andrew Gould on 20 February 2017

To allow others to view your Report Builder reports, you'll need to deploy them to a report server - this video explains how to do precisely that. You'll learn where to find your report server URL, how to connect Report Builder to a report server, how to deploy a report and how to view it in a web browser using the Reporting Services Web Portal application. You'll also learn a little about managing deployed reports, including how to download the report definition file, how to make changes to reports and re-upload them, and how to organise them on the report server using folders.

Report Builder 2016 Pt 4.1 - Embedded Data Sources and Datasets

Posted by Andrew Gould on 08 May 2017

You can't do much in Report Builder without some data to work with. This video explains how to get data from a SQL Server database using embedded data sources and datasets. You'll learn how to use the Query Designer to build a query, including how to choose which columns are included and apply filters to the rows. You'll also see how the Query Designer automatically detects relationships between database tables and what to do if this doesn't work!

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