SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Report Writers (SSRS)

SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Report Writers (SSRS)


Bascom Bridge’s Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) training teaches attendees how to create both basic and advanced reports from scratch using Report Designer. Participants master populating and formatting their reports, then successfully deploying them for desktop and mobile consumption.



All students will:

  • Use Report Designer and Mobile Report Publisher
  • Work with solutions and projects
  • Create basic reports
  • Enhance reports with formatting, images, and charts
  • Effectively group and summarize data
  • Work with parameterized reports
  • Build dynamic reports with expressions and parameters
  • Incorporate charts and custom maps
  • Render and deploy reports using the Web Portal
  • Work with KPIs and Mobile Reports
  • Utilize Web Portal
  • Learn helpful tips that go beyond basic reports


Students should have a general familiarity with database concepts and a working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office applications.


All attendees receive a copy of SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services for Report Writers.


  • At least 8 GB RAM
  • At least 10 GB free disk space
  • 64-bit Windows 7 or later, or Windows Server 2012 or later, with the latest service pack updates.
  • A full installation of SQL Server 2016 (server and client tools), including Reporting Services, with the latest service packs applied
    • Use SQL Server Developer Edition on Windows 7 or 8, or Enterprise Edition on Windows Server operating systems
    • This class is written to support a SQL Server Native Mode environment. Customization will be required to run Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode.
  • SSDT for Visual Studio 2015
  • Related sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate will provide
  • Internet Explorer version 8, 9, or 11 (not 10, which has serious problems interacting with SSRS)
  • Excel (any version 2007 or later with the latest service packs) and Adobe Reader (any version)
  • If you have purchased this course, please contact us for detailed setup instructions.
  • For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor’s screen simultaneously with working on their own.


  • Introduction
  • SSRS Overview and Tools
    • Reporting Services Features
    • Tools Available with SQL Server 2016
  • Working with Solutions and Projects
    • Working with SQL Server Data Tools
    • Understanding Solutions and Projects
    • Working with the Visual Studio Interface
  • Creating Basic Reports
    • What is a Data Source?
    • What is a Dataset?
    • Using the Report Wizard
    • What is Tablix?
    • Creating a Tabular Report
    • Creating a List Report
    • What is a Matrix?
    • Understanding Drill-down
  • Formatting Reports
    • Working with Text Boxes
    • Rich Text Formatting
    • Managing Text Boxes
    • Drawing Lines and Boxes
    • Images
    • Page Headers and Footers
  • Summarizing and Sorting
    • Creating Groups
    • Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
    • Adding Totals and Aggregations
  • Introduction to Expressions
    • Understanding Expressions
    • Defining Expressions
    • Working with Report Variables
  • Add Flexibility with Parameters
    • Adding Parameters to a Report
    • Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
    • Manage Report Parameter Properties
    • Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
    • Work with Cascading Parameters
    • Sort Based on a Parameter Setting
    • Filtered Reports
  • Enhanced Report Items
    • Charts
    • Gauges
    • Add a Map to a Report
    • Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
    • Nesting Data Regions
    • Subreports and Drillthrough Reports
    • Working with Drillthrough Reports
  • Rendering, Deploying, and the Web Portal
    • Deploying Reports
    • The Web Portal
    • Working with Shared Data Sources
    • Viewing Reports
    • Rendering Reports
  • KPIs and Mobile Reports
    • Working with KPIs
    • Working with Mobile Reports
    • The SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
    • Exploring the Mobile Report Publisher
    • Publishing Mobile Reports
  • Beyond Basic Reporting
    • Utilizing Report Template
    • Creating Document Maps and Bookmarks
    • Recursive Parents
    • Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
    • Report Rendering
    • Interactive Sorting
    • Using the ReportItems collection
    • Expression Samples
    • Creating Aggregates of Aggregates
  • Using Report Builder (If Time Permits)
    • Desktop App
    • Using the Report Builder Tool
    • Creating Datasets
    • Creating Reports
    • Creating Reports Using Wizards
    • Creating Reports Without a Wizard
    • Opening Existing Reports
    • Working with Report Part
  • Conclusion

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  • Course No : SQL-520
  •  Theory : 50%
  •  Lab : 50%
  • Duration : 24 hours
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