Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS 2016 Level 2


In this two-day course, students will continue their learning on the foundations of report writing with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS. The focus will be on report creation by connecting to a database and manipulating the data for presentation including: creating parameter reports, creating list reports, adding complex expressions to reports, adding images and sub-reports to reports, adding drill-down and drill-through functionality, and adding spark-lines, data bars, and indicators to reports. Report Designer is available for all supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server. Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course are persons who are new to reporting with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS, persons who are transitioning from another reporting software application, and persons who are existing Report Builder and SSRS report authors.

The secondary audience for this course are persons who are using Report Builder (SSRS).

Course participants may be business analysts, programmer analysts, data analysts, database administrators, or IT professionals and may or may not have experience with Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.


Before attending this course, students should be familiar with:

  • Windows
  • creating and navigating folders
  • opening programs
  • manipulating windows
  • copying and pasting objects
  • formatting text
  • saving files.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • create parameter reports
  • create list reports
  • format reports with complex expressions
  • add images and sub-reports
  • add drill-down and drill-through functionality
  • add spark-lines, data bars, and indicators.

On-site Training?

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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