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Classroom training -  Report Builder

Classroom Training

Report Builder training course

Classroom training course - online version also available

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

2 days

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 coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Report Builder course locationNext classroom course:Wed 09 March 2022
  • Report Builder course timesTime:10.00-16.30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Data sources and datasets

  • Data sources
  • Datasets
  • Using query designer

Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Interactive sorting
  • Floating headers

Grouping

  • Inserting groups
  • Group headers/footers
  • Displaying group totals
  • Expanding and collapsing

Expressions

  • The expression builder
  • The ReportItems collection
  • Built-in fields
  • Conditional formatting expressions

Page set-up

  • Page headers and footers
  • Page names and numbers

Exporting reports

  • The various report formats
  • Using RenderFormat.Name

Parameters

  • Creating parameters
  • Filtering using parameters
  • Drop list parameters
  • Coping with empty tables

Matrices

  • Row and column groups
  • Sorting and filtering matrices
  • Creating subtotals

Charts

  • Creating charts
  • The parts of a chart
  • Formatting charts

Basic reports

  • Text boxes and images
  • Selecting report items
  • Formatting parts of a report

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Miniature charts

  • Creating sparklines
  • Creating data bars

Graphical indicators

  • Creating and customising indicators
  • Linear and radial gauges

Lists

  • Page-per-record lists
  • Dashboard lists
  • Other list ideas

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Subreports

  • Creating a child report
  • Creating the main report
  • Linking the two reports

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Drill-through reports

  • Parent and child reports
  • Creating actions
  • Passing values to a child report

The SSRS web portal

  • Browsing to the web portal
  • Viewing reports
  • Managing reports

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KPIs and mobile reports

  • Creating a KPI
  • Installing mobile report publisher
  • Creating a mobile report

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.

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).

"The course was absolutely spot on. It was delivered excellently and involved everything that was needed for a beginner to an advanced user. The remote setup worked great with no noticeable disadvantages. Great course and tutor. Keep up the good work."

Phil Memmott (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust)

"I was really impressed with this course, the prep, the content, pace and the excellent trainer. The course materials are fantastic; book, exercises, data files and examples, all of which will be really easy to refer back to. The most well organised and presented course I have been on in years. Wise Owl have seriously got this together from the customer's perspective and thought of everything to make sure the attendee succeeds both during the course and afterwards. "

Glynis Caulfield (Cheshire East Council)

"We had a fantastic trainer, really knew her content and was an expert in Excel. As someone who is self taught in Excel having someone so knowledgeable, showing us the correct way to do things was fantastic."

John David (STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd)

"I was impressed with our trainer - his pace was just right and he was very good at guiding from one concept to another, in a logical way. I really enjoyed this course and can't wait to use my new skills in the real world. I really liked the concept of a Fasttrack course, where lots is covered in a relatively short time."

Magda Zarzycka (Emery Planning)

"I thought this was a really well run, well presented & useful course. Our trainer was excellent and clearly very knowledgeable. He managed to keep the course entertaining and maintained energy levels throughout the course which is very impressive given he was running the course remotely. I thought the pace of the course was good and requiring participants to continually work alongside the trainer really helped me concentrate and practice the SQL skills. Finally I was impressed by Wise Owl's organisation in ensuring that there were no IT issues by checking connections etc in advance. Thank you!"

Jen Steel (East of England Co-op)

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Scheduled Report Builder training dates

Here are the classroom Report Builder courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Wed/Thu 09-10 March 2022 2 £695 Book places
Date(s) Venue
09/03

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

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Other 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 or SSRS 2016 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 - Introduction, Report Builder 2016 or SSRS 2016 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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