Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 3

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  • Course Code 55240
  • Duration 1 day
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In this 1-day course, students will continue their learning on report writing with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS. The focus of this course is enhancing custom report visualizations and the use of Visual Basic programming in SSRS reporting. Supporting Visual Basic programming in reports is a normal requirement in todays reporting landscape and this course presents the information you will need through the course content, group discussions, worksheets, practices, demonstrations, and lab activities. Report Designer is available for all supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server.

Skills Gained

  • Use shapes to create enhanced custom report visualizations.
  • Understand the use of Visual Basic programming in SSRS reports.
  • Use and support Visual Basic code in the SSRS reporting effort.

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course are persons experienced with Report Designer and SSRS. The secondary audience for this course are experienced Report Builder (SSRS) report authors. Course participants may be business analysts, programmer analysts, data analysts, database administrators, or IT professionals.

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Windows.
  • Creating and navigating folders.
  • Opening programs.
  • Manipulating windows.
  • Copying, pasting, and formatting text.
  • Saving files.
  • Course 55170: Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS Level 2

Course Details

Outline


Module 1: Creating Enhanced Visualizations
This module introduces report formatting techniques which create enhanced visualizations using shapes, rectangles, images, and data regions. To support customized and enhanced reporting visualizations, this course requires a review of specific properties which support the control of displayed items in a report.
Lessons

  • The Importance of Shapes in Reporting
  • Enhanced Visualizations Using the Rectangle
  • Control the Display of Report Items
  • Creating Tiles in a Tablix

Lab 1: Creating Enhanced Visualizations
  • Create Tiles in a Report with Rectangles
  • Create Tiles in a Tablix with Text Boxes
  • Create Enhanced Visualizations with Text Box Tiles, Tablix Tiles, and Tablixes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features, uses, and approaches to using shapes in reporting.
  • Have a more thorough undersanding of the rectangle tool.
  • Manipulate report item properties which have an impact on a report items display.
  • Transform data regions by displaying tiles rather than text boxes.

Module 2: Visual Basic
This module introduces the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language. The goal of this module is to make the programming language and its use meaningful to non-programmers. This module uses the course handbook, group discussions, worksheets, and reviews to not only introduce Visual Basic programming, but to also understand what the code is doing.
Lessons
  • The Visual Basic Programming Language
  • Visual Basic Language Components
  • Decision Structures and Procedures

Lab 1: Working with Visual Basic
  • Convert Expressions to Visual Basic Procedures
  • Work with Value Types in Reports
  • Work with Reference Types in Reports
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features of Visual Basic.
  • Describe the Visual Basic language elements.
  • Recognize Visual Basic statements and their purpose.
  • Use decision structure to apply workflow logic.
  • Convert business logic into Visual Basic code.

Module 3: Using Visual Basic in SSRS Reporting
Report writers can take advantage of the Visual Basic language in three different ways in the Report Designer application. Whether the Visual Basic programming language was incorporated by design or inherited through existing reports, report writers need to be aware of how the features can be applied to achieve the reporting goal. Visual Basic is the required language for Report Designer.
Lessons
  • Visual Basic in SSRS Reports
  • Calling Visual Basic code from the Report
  • Using External Visual Basic code in a Report

Lab 1: Using Visual Basic in Reports
  • Use Conditional Logic with Literals, Fields, and Report Items
  • Create a Report using Visual Basic
  • Update a Report to Use External Code
  • Troubleshoot Visual Basic Errors in a Report
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key features and uses of Visual Basic in SSRS reporting solutions.
  • Recognize the three implementations of Visual Basic code available to a report.
  • Create Visual Basic variables, constants, expressions, and procedures.
  • Link and consume an external assembly with custom code in a report.
  • Troubleshoot Visual Basic errors in a report.

How do I get a Microsoft exam voucher?

Pearson Vue Exam vouchers can be requested and ordered with your course purchase or can be ordered separately by clicking here.

  • 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.

Very clean, great cafeteria and well sorted, very kind staff. The bathrooms have to be expanded as they might get crowded sometimes

The instructor is very good and very accommodating and excellent in answering participant's questions.

Very good and easy system, Azure pass registration process should be slightly better with not having to get a new outlook account.

The course material and instructor were very good. easy to follow, lab was setup nicely and was able to complete most of the lab material.
The Koretex App is absolute garbage and very cumbersome to use on a tablet/ipad. A PDF file would be 100 times better than that atrocious app.
As a recommendation this class should be 5 days instead of 4 as some chapters had to be rushed.

Really nice and helpful staff! Office has well thought out interior design and plenty of snacks and drinks and coffee.

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