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Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)
This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):
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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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!
On this two-day course, you'll learn how to create reports in Report Builder, including:
Linking to your SQL Server database to show data in tables
Grouping tables (including setting titles to expand/collapse)
Using the expression builder to add columns to tables, and to apply conditional formatting
Creating dropdown parameters for filtering what to show in your reports
Adding special effects such as indicators and gauges
Creating charts and matrices (think pivot tables) in reports
Report Builder is almost identical to SQL Server Reporting Services (you can see the differences here). As this link shows, in an ideal world you're probably better off learning SSRS, but many companies only allow staff to create reports using the standalone Report Builder application.
The contents of this course are as follows:
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Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.
If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.
For online training you'll need two things:
You can see full details of our online course requirements here.
If you book a place on one of our courses:
Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!
For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.
For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed. This is because you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed.
For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:
For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).
After the course finishes you'll receive a digital certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).
We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.
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