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This course covers the Microsoft reporting tool, SQL reporting services, also known as SSRS. SSRS is used by many companies that have any form of Microsoft financial or CRM products.
It is also a useful tool for any organisation that uses databases to store their data on as SSRS can be used with any database, not just SQL Server.
This course provides all you need to know to get started developing reports using SSRS. We download and install the free tools and work from the basics of creating your first report, through to delivering reports that provide useful and user-friendly control to users of those reports.
The reports you also create in the course are available to download for future reference.
If you are looking to do any kind of reporting then its worth looking at what SSRS has to offer. It is not just a useful skill for creating reports within your own company/business, it is an in-demand skill that appears many times on job boards.
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|Section 1: Introduction to SQL Reporting Services|
|Course introduction and overview of the content in the course.|
|Where to download and how to install SSRS.|
|For a local reporting services installation we look at how to configure the setup using the reporting services configuration manager.|
|We will create our first report using the report wizard to create a very simple report.|
|This video provides a short introduction to the BIDS environment.|
|We look at the component parts of a report.|
|Section 2: Working with Reports: Grouping and Sub-reports|
|We went through creating a report with the wizard, now we create one from scratch.|
|We look at how to group items on a report.|
|Item visibility can be controlled by 'toggling', we take the grouped report and hide the detail lines with a toggle.|
|Reporting Services allows for 'drill-down' type reports and here we link two reports together.|
|Section 3: Working with Report Parameters|
|Here we look at using parameters to give users more control over what they see in their reports.|
|Expanding on the previous lecture we look at having 'multi-select' parameter values.|
|Using multiple report parameters to drive a report.|
|Section 4: Charts, the Matrix and Deployment|
|We add a chart to a report and look at how to modify its properties.|
|The matrix component is like an excel pivot table and very powerful, here we take a look at what it can do.|
|We look at how to deploy reports from BIDS to our report server.|
|Section 5: Sorting, Expressions and Conditional Formatting|
|You can add interactive sorting to a report, here we look at how to do this.|
|SSRS reporting elements can contain expressions as well as literal values. This functionality can also be used to perform conditional formatting on reports.|
|We look at global variables and how they are useful for things such as page numbering.|
|Section 6: Wrap Up|
|A recap of what we covered.|
Gary Kind is a highly experienced IT professional and business owner with over 25 years in and around software development and 20+ years running businesses as an individual and in partnerships.
He has a wide spread of business knowledge working in the SME sector as well as delivering KPI and financial reporting for large corporations. He has spent the past few years combining marketing with IT to cover areas such as pay per click, copywriting and conversion optimisation.