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SQL Server Reporting Services 

SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services SSRS

Course Overview

A two day intensive course introducing the comprehensive range of SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 report writing and deployment features.

Duration: 2 day course

Course Content

Introducing SQL Server Reporting Services
Investigate what SQL Server Reporting Services can do 
Explore the basic architecture of SQL Server Reporting Services 
Gain a basic understanding of the components behind SQL Server Reporting Services 
Learn how to create a basic report using the SQL Server Reporting Services Wizard 

Creating Tabular and List Reports
Learn how to create a tabular report from scratch 
Learn about datasets and data regions 
Discover how to add textboxes and other controls to reports 
Investigate the list data region 
Learn how to work with rich text to produce mail merge style reports 

Calculation and Formatting
Explore how to create expressions in your reports using 
Learn how to create custom functions using the Code window 
Discover the various global collections that you can reference in your expressions 
Learn how to format report items using the formatting toolbars, the Properties window, and the Textbox Properties dialog box 
Find out how you can use conditional formatting to make your reports more dynamic 
Learn about report variables and when you might need to use them 

Grouping and Sorting
Explore creating groups 
Master the Reporting Services Grouping pane 
Learn how to calculate group totals and percentages 
Understand scope as it applies to aggregate functions 
Discover interactive sorting 
Find out how to create drill-down reports 

Working with Parameters
Understanding how Reporting Services parameters work with stored procedure parameters 
Learn how to create parameters in ad-hoc SQL 
Find out how to display parameter values in report headers 
Discover how to improve parameter prompts using drop-down list parameters 
Dig into the use of unbound, multivalued, and cascading parameters 
Learn how to solve common parameter issues 

Creating Matrix Reports and Charts
Learn how to create matrix reports 
Investigate Reporting Services charts 
Explore the use of Reporting Services gauges 

Managing Reporting Services
Understand how to plan and configure for deployment 
Learn how to deploy Reporting Services projects and individual reports and data sources 
Explore exporting reports to a variety of formats and using the client-side printing feature of Reporting Services 
Investigate how to manage Reporting Services projects using Report Manager 
Explore creating linked reports 

Investigate how Reporting Services secures access to reports and other Reporting Services resources 
Find out how to use Report Manager to manage user accounts and roles 
Learn how to enable basic authentication for reports and how to require SSL for report operations 
Explore the storing of credentials within a data source 

Programming Reporting Services
Discover the many application programming interfaces of Reporting Services 
Learn how to use URL to integrate Reporting Services reports into your applications 
Explore the use of the Report Viewer controls to create Web pages and Windows Forms that render Reporting Services reports in place 
Investigate how to use the Report Views controls inlocal mode to display reports that don’t involve Reporting Services 

Advanced Reporting Services Programming
Discover the classes and methods exposed by the Reporting Services Web Service API 
Learn how to call the Report Server Web Service 
Investigate how to call a custom assembly from a report 
Explore the potential deployment and security issues that might arise when working with custom assemblies 

Snapshots and Subscriptions
Learn how to enable and control report caching 
Investigate the scheduling of report snapshots 
Explore the maintenance of report history 
Discover how to create standard report subscriptions 
Learn how to create data-driven report subscriptions 

Ad-Hoc Reporting with Report Builder 2.0
Learn the differences between Report Builder 1.0 and Report Builder 2.0 
Explore how to use Report Builder to build ad-hoc tabular, matrix and chart reports Discover how to create Report Builder reports without using the wizards 
Learn how to create Report Model projects using Visual Studio and deploy them to a Reporting Services server 

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