SQL Server training -  Report Builder

Report Builder Training

Report Builder (2 days)

£695 + VAT for most venues (£850 + VAT for London)

Report Builder is almost identical to Reporting Services (the difference is that Report Builder allows you to create reports without having to download or learn Visual Studio). If you're not sure of the differences, speak to us and we can talk you through which application you should be using (or have a look here). 

This two-day course explains how to create reports in Report Builder 2016 (this is pretty much identical to Report Builder 3, so if you're using the older version you can still attend).  During the course you'll learn how to create tables, lists and matrices, format reports so that they look beautiful and add fancy devices like indicators and gauges.

Course details

  • Locations for Report Builder coursesLocations:Manchester, London, London
  • Next Report Builder course locationNext course:Thu 18 January 2018
  • Report Builder course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Data sources and datasets

  • Training topicData sources
  • Training topicDatasets
  • Training topicUsing query designer

Tables

  • Training topicCreating tables
  • Training topicInteractive sorting
  • Training topicFloating headers

Grouping

  • Training topicInserting groups
  • Training topicGroup headers/footers
  • Training topicDisplaying group totals
  • Training topicExpanding and collapsing

Expressions

  • Training topicThe expression builder
  • Training topicThe ReportItems collection
  • Training topicBuilt-in fields
  • Training topicConditional formatting expressions

Page set-up

  • Training topicPage headers and footers
  • Training topicPage names and numbers

Exporting reports

  • Training topicThe various report formats
  • Training topicUsing RenderFormat.Name

Parameters

  • Training topicCreating parameters
  • Training topicFiltering using parameters
  • Training topicDrop list parameters
  • Training topicCoping with empty tables

Matrices

  • Training topicRow and column groups
  • Training topicSorting and filtering matrices
  • Training topicCreating subtotals

Charts

  • Training topicCreating charts
  • Training topicThe parts of a chart
  • Training topicFormatting charts

Basic reports

  • Training topicText boxes and images
  • Training topicSelecting report items
  • Training topicFormatting parts of a report

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Miniature charts

  • Training topicCreating sparklines
  • Training topicCreating data bars

Graphical indicators

  • Training topicCreating and customising indicators
  • Training topicLinear and radial gauges

Lists

  • Training topicPage-per-record lists
  • Training topicDashboard lists
  • Training topicOther list ideas

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Subreports

  • Training topicCreating a child report
  • Training topicCreating the main report
  • Training topicLinking the two reports

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Drill-through reports

  • Training topicParent and child reports
  • Training topicCreating actions
  • Training topicPassing values to a child report

The SSRS web portal

  • Training topicBrowsing to the web portal
  • Training topicViewing reports
  • Training topicManaging reports

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KPIs and mobile reports

  • Training topicCreating a KPI
  • Training topicInstalling mobile report publisher
  • Training topicCreating a mobile report

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Sample customer feedback

"Really great course - vvv helpful!"

Kayleigh Ougham (Imperial College London)

"Great course, really useful. Excellent presentation and good resources."

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"Very knowledgeable trainer. Patient and went at our speed."

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"Trainer was very clear and knowledgeable."

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"Good number of students. Flexible trainer. Good lunches. Impressed by web tutorials, blogs, competitive prices"

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There are no particular pre-requisites for this course, although a passing knowledge of how relational databases are formed will help. In particular, no knowledge of SQL is needed.

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Other Microsoft Report Builder training resources

Report Builder exercises

Report Builder exercises

We've put all of our exercises on Report Builder online, to allow you to inspect them before booking this two-day course.

View Report Builder exercises

Report Builder videos

Report Builder videos

You can have a look at our Report Builder videos, to help you to learn how to create reports.

View Reporting Services videos

Report Builder blogs

Report Builder blogs

There are blogs on Report Builder here, which are always worth referring to in an emergency!

View SSRS blogs

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