Writing Reports with Report Designer and SSRS 2014 Level 1


In this 2-day course, students are introduced to the foundations of report writing with Microsoft SQL Server Report Designer and SSRS. The focus will be on report writing by connecting to a database and manipulating the data for presentation including: creating table and matrix reports, formatting reports, grouping report data, creating simple and complex expressions, displaying aggregated data, sorting and filtering data, charting data, and preparing reports for printing and exporting. Report Designer is available for all supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server.


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 Designer 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 Designer and SSRS, programming (Visual Basic), and/or Transact-Structured Query Language (T-SQL) experience.


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • explore the Report Designer environment
  • create table reports
  • format reports
  • create basic and complex expressions
  • group report data
  • create matrix reports
  • sort and filter report data
  • summarise data with charts
  • print and export reports.


  • familiarity with Windows.
  • creating and navigating folders.
  • opening programs.
  • manipulating windows.
  • copying and pasting objects.
  • formatting text.
  • Microsoft Office Access 2013: Level 1 or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

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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