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Classroom training -  Advanced SSRS

Classroom Training

Advanced SSRS

Available as classroom training course only

£750 + VAT for most venues (£895 + VAT for London)

2 days

If you can already create reports using either Report Builder or Reporting Services, we'd like to show you what else SSRS can do! This two-day advanced course will show you how to create and use variables; why and how you should base your reports on views and stored procedures; and how to use bookmarks, document maps and dynamic reports.  If you're getting a group of people up to speed on SSRS from scratch, combining this and our two-day Introduction to SSRS course together makes for a nice three-day onsite course.

Course details

  • Locations for Advanced SSRS coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester
  • Next Advanced SSRS course locationNext classroom course:Thu 01 October 2020
  • Advanced SSRS course timesTime:10.00-16.30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Revision of grouping

  • Creating grouped tables
  • Fixing page headers
  • Collapsing and expanding

Revision of expressions

  • Calculated fields
  • Using the expression builder
  • Conditional formatting

Advanced expressions

  • Understanding scope
  • Using RowNumber
  • Running totals

Variables

  • How variables work
  • Report variables
  • Group variables

Embedding code

  • Setting code for a report
  • Calling functions in expressions
  • Better ways to write code

Using SQL views

  • Why views are a good idea
  • Designing views
  • Scripting views
  • Creating virtual tables

Revision of parameters

  • Configuring parameters
  • Referencing parameters
  • Dealing with no rows
  • Default and null values
  • Dropdown parameters

Stored procedures in SSRS

  • Pros and cons of stored procedures
  • Server Explorer vs SSMS
  • Creating and editing procedures
  • Using for reports

Stored procedure parameters

  • Creating report parameters
  • Refreshing fields
  • Default and null values

Dropdowns with procedures

  • The stored procedures needed
  • Cascading dropdowns
  • Replacing SELECT A VALUE

Multivalue parameter procedures

  • Splitting the choices made in SQL
  • Displaying the chosen data
  • Restricting the number of choices

Improving report navigation

  • Document maps
  • Using bookmarks
  • Setting tooltips

Dynamic reports

  • Dynamic datasets
  • Dynamic grouping
  • Dynamic matrices

The ideal preparation for this course is to attend our two-day Reporting Services course. We will accept other delegates, but you must have a good understanding of how to create reports in SSRS. Delegates must also know some SQL. This course is taught using SQL Server 2016, although the version isn't particularly important.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"(Intro Power BI course) Excellent pace for 2 days. Plenty of interaction and humour. Great lunch breaks. (DAX course) Excellent course. Very well delivered on a "tricky" topic which could have sent me slightly mad. Great pace of delivery. This is the first time I felt I could do the same course again! (Advanced Power BI course) Excellent delivery of a new course. Quick measures were very useful after the DAX course (a good compliment)."

John Pelan (Coloplast Ltd)

"Excellent course, excellent trainer and excellent course manual."

Ilkka Laurmaa (Delta Motor Group)

"The course is brilliant. I now feel, after a long time tinkering with SSRS by myself that I am now on the right track, simply because of this course. The trainer is great at explaining the complexity of it in simple terms. I would happily recommend this course! The online courseware is excellent and really helped me understand my requirements to get the most out of this course."

Adil Zeshan (James Brindley School)

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

Scheduled Advanced SSRS training dates

Here are the classroom Advanced SSRS courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Thu/Fri 01-02 October 2020 2 £750 Book places
Thu/Fri 03-04 December 2020 2 £750 Book places
Date(s) Venue
01/10
03/12

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite SSRS training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

Related Courses

Reporting Services

Basic

2 day course

Introduction to SQL

Introduction

2 day course

Advanced SQL

Advanced

2 day course

Other Reporting Services training resources

SSRS exercises

SSRS exercises

To help you decide whether you like the Wise Owl approach to classroom training, take a look at some of the Reporting Services exercises we've published online.

View SSRS 2016 exercises

SSRS videos

SSRS videos

We don't just do classroom training! There is a whole series of Reporting Services videos on the Wise Owl YouTube channel too.

View Reporting Services - Introduction, SSRS 2016, Report Builder 2016 or Reporting Services - Advanced videos

SSRS blogs

SSRS blogs

Exercises, videos and blogs on Reporting Services too, as you can see by following this link.

View SSRS blogs

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