SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
Students Will Learn:
- Creating, Deploying and Securing Reports
- Working with Input Parameters
- Adding Drilldown Capabilities
- Linking Reports
- Rendering Reports as Excel, Word or PDF Files
- Creating and Using Report Models and Report Builder
- Automating the Creation and Delivery of Reports
- Administering and Troubleshooting Report Servers
Course Description: This course introduces Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 (SSRS) utility. It begins with a discussion of the Reporting Services architecture and how to set up Reporting Services servers. Students will install and configure Reporting Services, and perform hands-on exercises where they create various types of reports, including basic table-based reports, parameterized reports, drilldown reports, linked reports, sub-reports, matrix reports (pivot tables), free-form reports and reports with charts and gauges. Students learn how to group data and add subtotals and totals to reports, as well as how to add custom calculations using the built-in functions or using custom functions written in .NET. Also demonstrated are all of the data sources for reports that Reporting Services supports including: SQL Server databases, Access databases, XML files, Oracle databases, data warehouses and Analysis Services data cubes. Report Models, and how they can support end users creating ad-hoc reports, are covered and students practice with them in comprehensive hands on exercises. This includes a demonstration of Report Builder, which is a free report authoring tool from Microsoft. The course ends with a complete overview of Report Server administration, including how to deploy and secure reports, how to schedule automatic report generation and delivery, how to backup reports, how to store previous copies of reports in history folders, and how to maintain and troubleshoot Report Servers.
Students who are also interested in other Business Intelligence Services including Integration Services (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS) along with Reporting Services should take the 5-day SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Application Development (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS) course instead of this course.
Course Prerequisites: Familiarity with database concepts, Windows desktop navigation and software installation techniques. Attendance at HOTT's SQL Programming course or Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming course is highly recommended although not required.
SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Course Overview:
|Reporting Services Architecture
||Creating Basic Reports
|Advanced Report Features
|Implementing Report Models
||Report Builder Utility
|Reporting Services Security
||Automating Report Creation and Delivery
|Adding Custom Code
||.NET Integration with Reporting Services