Data Analysis with Microsoft SQL Report Builder (v2.0 and v3.0)

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum

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Overview of Report Builder

Adding Data Sources and Data Sets (2 topics)

  • Use various data sources and data sets including TSQL and MDX
  • Set source connection and credentials

Tabular Reports (7 topics)

  • Set page and report settings
  • Review the different tabular report data regions (table, matrix and list)
  • Set textbox properties such as number formatting
  • Set table sorting and interactive sorting
  • Add groups to columns and rows
  • Add a document map
  • Add interactivity with expand and collapse using hide and show

Visualisations (6 topics)

  • Review chart types available
  • Add visualisations to a report
  • Chart
  • Gauge
  • Subreport
  • Images

Interactivity (3 topics)

  • Add parameters
  • Linked parameters
  • Actions

Report Builder 3.0 features (7 topics)

  • Add maps
  • New Visualisations
  • Sparklines
  • Data bars
  • Indicators
  • Shared data sets
  • Report parts


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality. (Use windows explorer / internet explorer (i.e. things like find web page , create a folder); Login (CTRL+ALT+DELETE); Use a mouse, start menu etc.)
  • Knowledge of Transact-SQL and MDX queries would be an advantage but not essential.
  • In addition, it would be an advantage if delegates had attended either of the following courses:
  • M50027 Querying and Processing SQL Server 2005 Data with SQL Statements
  • M2778 Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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