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SQL Server Reporting Services in Depth

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SQL Server Reporting Services in Depth

with Simon Allardice

Video: What you need to know

So that we can focus on using Reporting Services, there are awesome things I'm expecting you to know coming into this course. Now if you are already comfortable with SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012, that's great. You are ready to go. But it isn't essential and you be an expert on SQL Server. What is essential is you understand at least the basics of relational databases. If I talk about tables and rows and columns, keys and relationships, you know what I mean. Now this database knowledge doesn't have to be from SQL Server, although that is most convenient. It could be from Access or Oracle, DB2 or My SQL, as relational databases are all very similar in concept.
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  1. 12m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. What you need to know
      1m 36s
    3. Exploring SQL Server Reporting Services components
      4m 17s
    4. Reviewing SQL Server versions
      5m 4s
  2. 49m 41s
    1. The elements of a report
      3m 10s
    2. Creating a report with Report Builder
      12m 11s
    3. Grouping table regions on a report
      6m 1s
    4. Joining data from multiple tables
      4m 33s
    5. Formatting report elements
      4m 34s
    6. Using functions in a report
      11m 0s
    7. Displaying data in a matrix
      8m 12s
  3. 24m 9s
    1. Filtering data and adding parameters to a report
      5m 35s
    2. Customizing report parameters
      5m 4s
    3. Sorting data in a data region
      4m 7s
    4. Applying interactive sorting
      4m 57s
    5. Creating a drillthrough action to connect reports
      4m 26s
  4. 49m 57s
    1. Introduction to charting in Reporting Services
      4m 16s
    2. Creating a column chart
      8m 35s
    3. Adding a generated average to a chart
      4m 5s
    4. Creating a pie chart
      8m 19s
    5. Using sparklines
      6m 38s
    6. Adding a sparkline to a drilldown matrix
      14m 34s
    7. Adding data bars
      3m 30s
  5. 21m 48s
    1. Adding indicators to a report
      7m 52s
    2. Using and configuring gauges
      5m 30s
    3. Using maps in Reporting Services
      8m 26s
  6. 38m 14s
    1. Creating modular reports with report parts
      4m 36s
    2. Adding and updating report parts
      4m 37s
    3. Using subreports and nested regions
      4m 28s
    4. Configuring headers and footers
      3m 9s
    5. Printing and exporting reports
      3m 45s
    6. Using page breaks
      5m 37s
    7. Creating and using shared data sources
      8m 11s
    8. Creating and using shared data sets
      3m 51s
  7. 27m 20s
    1. Organizing reports in Report Manager
      3m 1s
    2. Adding users and configuring report security
      5m 24s
    3. Configuring subscriptions
      5m 13s
    4. Creating a linked report
      4m 8s
    5. Using Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools
      9m 34s
  8. 1m 2s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 2s

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SQL Server Reporting Services in Depth
3h 44m Advanced Dec 13, 2012

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Discover how to create, manage, and deliver interactive reports—not just to print, but to dynamically explore enterprise-level data—with Reporting Services in SQL Server. In this course, author Simon Allardice concentrates on using Report Builder to build and format reports from a variety of data sources, but also shows how to perform basic administration tasks such as granting user access and organizing reports in the Report Manager. Plus, learn how to add interactive sorting and filtering functionality to your reports, and create column and pie charts to better express your data.

Note: These tutorials are applicable to both the 2008 and 2012 versions of SQL Server.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the elements of a report
  • Grouping table regions
  • Joining data from multiple tables
  • Displaying data in a matrix
  • Customizing report parameters
  • Filtering and sorting data
  • Creating charts
  • Adding sparklines and data bars
  • Creating at-a-glance reports with indicators
  • Using Maps in Reporting Services
  • Configuring report security
  • Printing and exporting reports
Subjects:
Developer Databases
Software:
SQL Server
Author:
Simon Allardice

What you need to know

So that we can focus on using Reporting Services, there are awesome things I'm expecting you to know coming into this course. Now if you are already comfortable with SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012, that's great. You are ready to go. But it isn't essential and you be an expert on SQL Server. What is essential is you understand at least the basics of relational databases. If I talk about tables and rows and columns, keys and relationships, you know what I mean. Now this database knowledge doesn't have to be from SQL Server, although that is most convenient. It could be from Access or Oracle, DB2 or My SQL, as relational databases are all very similar in concept.

But if you're completely new to databases, first take a look at our Foundations of Programming: Databases course that covers all the basic concepts. It is also helpful to know some SQL. You don't have to be an expert; just knowing how to write select statements is good. And as you'll see, you won't have to write much SQL if you don't want to, but SQL Server Reporting Services is a product built on top of a classic relational database. So the more of that classic relational database knowledge you already have, the more you will be able to get out of this product. So if you can write basic SQL queries, great; and if you are a complete expert, even better.

Now what if you have got some of this knowledge but just need a refresher on this. Well, we have a SQL Essential Training course and one of the quickest ways you could go through this is to take a look at the SQL Server 2008 Essential Training Course, particularly the Creating Databases and Retrieving Data with SQL chapters. And with this in mind, next I am going to quickly cover some setup questions you might have, some basic terminology, and what we actually need to get started.

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