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Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 2

  • Tuition USD $981 List Price $1,090 GSA  $823.68
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code 55128
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

In this 2-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing and data analysis with Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder and SSRS.
Troubleshooting reports, creating parameter reports, creating custom reports, adding complex expressions to analyze data, adding images and subreports to reports, adding drilldowns and using drillthrough behaviors to analyze data, add sparklines, data bars, and indicators to reports.
Report Builder is available for all supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server and this course can be used against all of them.

Skills Gained

  • Create parameter reports.
  • Create list reports.
  • Format reports with complex expressions.
  • Add images and subreports.
  • Add drilldown and drillthrough functionality.
  • Add sparklines, data bars, and indicators.

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Builder and SSRS report authors.

The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Designer (SSRS).

Course participants may be business analysts, programmer analysts, data analysts, database administrators, or IT professionals and may or may not have experience with Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.


  • Course 55123: Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 1

Course Details


Module 1: Parameter Reports
This module introduces the use of the parameter in report writing. Parameters allow a level of self-service reporting wherein the report audience can choose the data to view (date range, department, geography, etc.).

  • Parameterized Reporting
  • Create Report Parameters
  • Modify Report Parameters
  • Provide Default Parameter Values
  • Provide Available Values for Parameters

Lab 1: Creating Parameterized Reports
  • Create Single Value Parameter Reports
  • Create Multi-Value Parameter Reports
  • Create an Available Values Parameter Report
  • Create a Parameter Report with Default Values
  • Modify Existing Parameter Reports
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key benefits and features of report parameters.
  • Create parameterized queries and parameterized reports.
  • Create parameters which accept single values, multiple values, date range parameters, cascading parameters, provide a list of available parameter values, and provide parameters with default values.
  • Modify existing parameters and parameter reports.

Module 2: Create Custom Reports with List Data Regions and Master-Detail Data
This module introduces the list data region. List data regions allow report writers free-form control over their reports, whereas, table and matrix reports bind you to a table or matrix data presentation. This free-form feature affords the report writer the ability to truly customize the report.
  • Introducing the List Data Region
  • Create Reports Using List Data Regions
  • Modify Reports Which Use List Data Regions

Lab 1: Creating List Reports
  • Create a Report with Rectangles, Lists, Tables, and Master-Detail Data
  • Create an Enhanced Report with Rectangles, Lists, Text Boxes, and Tables
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of list data regions and rectangles in reporting scenarios.
  • Create reports which display data in multiple columns.
  • Create reports which take advantage of nested data (master-detail).
  • Create enhanced reports using list data regions and rectangles.

Module 3: Enhancing Reports with Formatting and Complex Expressions
This module introduces several new report formatting techniques which allow the report writer better control over the data displayed in the report.
  • Enhancing Report Appearance
  • Using Running Values to Provide Subtotals and Totals
  • Creating and Using Top N Reports

Lab 1: Enhancing Reports with Complex Expressions
  • Analyze Report Data with Conditional Formatting
  • Use Complex Expressions in Charts
  • Calculate a Running Value
  • Create TOP N Reports
  • Format a Table with Alternate Row shading
  • Formatting a Matrix Report Alternate Row Shading with Visual Basic
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create conditional formats for data displayed in a report.
  • Use complex expressions in charts.
  • Calculate running values for groups and datasets.
  • Create TOP N reports for groups and datasets.
  • Use row banding in a data region.

Module 4: Enhance Reports with Images and Subreports
In this module, students will add images and reports (subreports) to reports, tour and students will be introduced to SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services).
  • Add Images to Reports
  • Retrieve Images from a Database
  • Introducing SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) Report Server
  • Add Subreports to Reports

Lab 1: Working with Images and Subreports
  • Enhancing an Existing Report with Images
  • Adding Subreports to a Report
  • Add Parameterized Subreports to Reports
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the available options for adding images to reports.
  • Add images to reports.
  • Describe the features of SSRS Report Server
  • Add subreports and parameterized subreports to reports.

Module 5: Drilldown and Drillthrough Reports
This module introduces the ToggleByItem and Action properties to incorporate drilldowns and drillthrough reporting.
  • Add and Configure Drilldown Reporting
  • Add and Configure Drillthrough Reporting

Lab 1: Add Drilldown and Drillthrough Functionality to Reports
  • Adding Drilldowns to Control Levels of Detail
  • Add Drilldown Behavior to a Group
  • Add Drilldown Behavior to a Group Hierarchy
  • Analyze Data using Drillthrough Behaviors in a Report
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features of drilldowns and drillthroughs in a report.
  • Add drilldowns to Reports.
  • Add drillthroughs to Reports.
  • Add parameterized drillthroughs to Reports.

Module 6: Inline Data Analysis with Sparklines, Data Bars, and Indicators
This module introduces the ability to create and add charts to reports. Whether through wizard or individual effort, chart reports or charts as report components allow us to visualize data with or without the details.
  • Sparklines
  • Data Bars
  • Indicators

Lab 1: Adding Sparklines, Data Bars, and Indicators to Reports
  • Analyze Data with Indicators and Data Bars
  • Analyze Data with Sparklines
  • Use Indicators to Analyze Data with a Scorecard
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features of incorporating mini-charts and mini-gauges in reports.
  • Add and modify sparklines, data bars, and indicators in reports.

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  • Vouchers are non-refundable and non-returnable. Vouchers expire 12 months from the date they are issued unless otherwise specified in the terms and conditions.
  • Voucher expiration dates cannot be extended. The exam must be taken by the expiration date printed on the voucher.

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Most Microsoft official courses will include post-lab access ranging from 30 to 180 calendar days after instructor led course delivery. A lab training key in class will be provided that can be leveraged to continue connecting to a remote lab environment for the individual course attendee.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour-long after 3-3.5 hours of the class day.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Microsoft courses are conducted in English unless otherwise specified.

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