SQL Server Series Volume 2:
Quick Start Guide To Learning SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services

By Dr. Indera E. Murphy

Published: June 24, 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-935208-06-8
ISBN-10: 1-935208-06-3
LCCN: 2017909762

154 Pages
Price $19.99 US

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If you have been looking for a book that has a lot of easy to understand step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to complete and master SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. The Quick Start Guide To Learning SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services book has been designed to have you using the software quickly, by teaching you the basics and more. It is written from the perspective that you have not created a report before or have not used Reporting Services. This book is for the beginner. To help you become familiar with the options and features, this book contains over 250 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software.

The Quick Start series of books are for people that are new to a software package and want to take it for a "test drive", as they say. The books in this series will show you how to use some of the most used features of the software, by completing the tasks in each exercise. Topics are explained as you go along, but not in-depth. You will cover enough of the software to know whether or not it will handle a large percent of your needs, without investing weeks of your time, trying to learn about a larger number of features and options. This book will get you up and running quickly, by teaching the basics, so that you can use the software.


Table Of Contents

Chapter 1, Getting Started With SQL Server Reporting Services discusses the major components in the Reporting Services platform that reports designers will have a need to interact with, including SQL Server Management Studio and Report Designer. Downloading and installing the sample database and importing data is also covered.

Chapter 2, Introduction To Report Designer explains the Report Designer/Visual Studio interface options. Creating reports using the Report Wizard and creating reports from scratch is also covered.

Chapter 3, Enhancing Table And Matrix Reports covers adding page header and footer sections, adding page breaks, sorting and grouping data.

Chapter 4, Using The Tablix covers explaining what a tablix is, exporting data displayed on a report to different formats and displaying tables side by side.

Chapter 5, Getting Started With Expressions And Calculated Fields covers creating expressions that combine and display string fields, adding conditional formatting to reports, creating calculated fields and using the DateDiff function.

Chapter 6, Creating Parameters covers creating a variety of parameters to customize reports. This lets the person running the report have some control over the data that is displayed on the report.

Chapter 7, Creating Charts And Using Controls covers creating chart types and visualization controls.


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