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Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3

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Course Overview

The “Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3” course is designed to enhance the skills of professionals in creating sophisticated reports and visualizations using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Report Builder. Learners will delve into advanced techniques such as incorporating shapes for visual impact, utilizing the rectangle for enhanced visualizations, and controlling the display of report items. They’ll also learn to create dynamic tiles within a Tablix and how to bring data to life through enhanced visualizations. Furthermore, the course covers the fundamentals of the¬†Visual Basic¬†programming language, essential for custom code in SSRS. Learners will understand Visual Basic language components, decision structures, and how to create procedures. The course also teaches how to integrate Visual Basic into SSRS reports, call Visual Basic code, and leverage external code to create more powerful and dynamic reports. This comprehensive training will empower learners with the skills to design, develop, and deploy advanced reports that effectively communicate complex data.

Learning Objectives

  1. Introduction to Course Learning Outcomes and Concepts: Gain advanced skills in SSRS Report Builder by mastering enhanced visualizations, Visual Basic integration, and dynamic report design to create sophisticated reports.
  2. Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
  • Understand and apply the significance of shapes for effective reporting and data presentation.
  • Create advanced visualizations and manage item display using the Rectangle tool in SSRS.
  • Implement and control the visibility of report items to enhance report interactivity and user experience.
  • Design and construct tiles within a Tablix to organize data in a compact and readable format.
  • Develop proficiency in creating enhanced visualizations to communicate data insights more effectively.

Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3 course, participants should ideally have the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of database concepts, including tables and relationships.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) at a fundamental level.
  • Knowledge of creating basic reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) or another reporting tool.
  • Fundamental understanding of data manipulation using Transact-SQL (T-SQL).
  • Basic programming knowledge, particularly in Visual Basic (VB) or a similar language, is helpful but not essential.

Target Audiance

  • IT Managers who aim to enhance their team's reporting capabilities.
  • Data Analysts looking to refine their skills in creating detailed reports.
  • Business Intelligence Professionals seeking advanced knowledge in SSRS.
  • Database Administrators interested in integrating report building with database management.

Schedule Dates

Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3
10 September 2024
Writing Reports with Report Builder and SSRS Level 3
10 December 2024
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10 March 2025
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10 June 2025

Course Content

  • The Importance of Shapes in Reporting
  • Enhanced Visualizations Using the Rectangle
  • Control the Display of Report Items
  • Creating Tiles in a Tablix

  • The Visual Basic Programming Language
  • Visual Basic Language Components
  • Decision Structures and Procedures

  • Visual Basic in SSRS Reports
  • Calling Visual Basic code from the Report
  • Using External Visual Basic code in a Report


This course focuses on advanced techniques for creating, managing, and optimizing reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Report Builder. It is designed to enhance the skills of individuals who already have a basic understanding of SSRS and Report Builder.

The course is ideal for report designers, data analysts, and IT professionals who are responsible for creating and managing reports using SSRS and Report Builder. Participants should have prior experience with these tools.

Participants should have completed a Level 2 course in SSRS and Report Builder or possess equivalent knowledge. A good understanding of SQL Server databases and basic reporting concepts is also required.

The course is typically 3 days long, with a mix of lectures, hands-on labs, and interactive sessions. It is conducted in a classroom setting in Dubai.

Key topics include advanced report design, parameterization, custom code, and expressions, integrating reports with other applications, and performance optimization techniques.

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