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A step-by-step book and eBook to getting the most of Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is the third. Teach yourself how to build, manage, and access SQL Server reports—one step at a time. Whether you're a report developer, IT administrator, or business. Teach yourself SQL Server —one step at a time. log shipping; Tap business intelligence tools—Reporting, Analysis, and Integration Services For customers who download an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I've used and recommended this book in my teaching and consulting since it came out.
In my opinion Stacia strikes the perfect balance between conceptual and technical discussion, without losing new SSRS developers, or boring people with some exposure to SSRS. This book does not cover Report Builder 3.
Because they didn't exist when the book was written. If you're looking for an accessible entry to SSRS Report development, but also want something that has enough "meat" to continue to be used as a reference after the fact, this is the book. This book was great.
The steps are very clear. It was written for both beginner and previous SSRS users. The book builds your skill level at a good pace. A bit of warning is that it was specially written for SQL Server There are features in R2 that do not exist in and some menus were completely redesigned.
If you have R2, you can still use this book and follow the exercises, but there will be a handful of places where you will see a screenshot in the book, however, the corresponding menu in R2 looks different. One person found this helpful. The book is fairly good but there are disconnects in the examples between the things written in the book and what is on the CD. Kindle Edition Verified download. There were many inconsistencies in the book and the associated support files.
The queries behind the supplied reports were not current with the databases downloaded from Microsoft. The queries referenced years that were no longer included with the database.
The book also referenced an older version of reporting services. If,like me you were working with SQL R2 some sections were hard to follow. This was a good overview but confusing.
If you are able to download the sample database to your company server this book might have some value. Rather than a Step by step approach it is a scatter shot lets do everthing at once for no real reason approach. Why does MS have such poor documentation. Try Youtube WiseOwl video. We are using SQL reporting for several aspects of our environment. I downloadd the book so we would have something to guide our efforts. The book has been easy to floow and serves as an invaluabl reference.
A great addition to the library of anyone who has to work with SQL reporting. Very easy to read and clear examples. Worked perfectly for me.
Had to add sentence because the "big brother" at Google doesn't believe in short positive reviews Was able to quickly get up to Was able to quickly get up to speed and deliver useful reports to my business.
Also finding the book very useful for quick referencing techniques. Practice makes perfect and this is a near-perfect aid to getting things done. See all 20 reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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The Design tab is the physical Report Designer where we design the report i. Click to Design tab of our FirstReportMan report. By default, the table shows a header row at the top, and a data or detail row at the bottom. In the Report Data window, expand the Customers dataset, select FirstName and drag it to the first cell of the detail row of the table, then drag LastName into the second column, and CustomerStatus into the third. When we drag each column into the data row of the table, SSRS make a guess as to what to call the row in the corresponding header.
We can expand and shrink the size of the columns by highlighting and dragging.
Figure 19 We can add additional columns to the table by right-clicking on one of the columns and selecting one of the two Insert Column options. Alternatively, we can hover over the cell to see a popup list of fields from the dataset, and select DateOfBirth Figure 20 At this stage, we can click on the Preview tab to view the report.
We have lots of options such as adding background colors, changing the font or text color, adding italics or bolding, and more. In this example, we will change the background color of the header row.
To format all the cells in the header in the same way, click one cell to make the table handles appear. Then select the entire row by selecting the handle: Figure 21 There are two ways to modify the properties. The first is to open the Properties window F4 , where we can set background color, font, and so on. The other method is to use the formatting toolbar. Whichever way you choose, set the background color for the headers to your preferred color and choose the bold font style. Figure 22 Having formatted the header row, we can once again click on the Preview tab to view the report.
Report headers and footers appear on every page of the report. A new band appears on the report above the body. Select the textbox and modify the font and text style, as desired. Again, we can check our handiwork in Preview mode. Figure 23 Starting with the release, as well as applying formatting to a textbox, we can also apply multiple formats to the text within a textbox.
Clicking the edge of the textbox selects the textbox. Clicking inside the textbox selects the text. Now there are two formats within one textbox. Field Formatting We can apply formatting to each detail field in the report table. Right-click on the cell that contains the date of birth, choose Text Box Properties. Next, navigate Number Date and then set the preferred format I used yyyy-mm-dd. For example, if the ruler is not visible, turn it on from Report View Ruler. Some of the report properties are also available in the Properties F4 window as well, but you may find that working in the Report Properties dialog is more convenient.
Setting up the report print settings is not intuitive, compared to other products. In the report Design tab you see your report with a ruler across the top. Since I am in the US, my ruler is set up in inches by default. A standard sheet of paper is 8. The default setting in SSRS is to have a 1-inch or 2 cm margin all the way around the content area.
So, at 8. If the report page is wider than 6. If there is just blank space in the extra area, you will get alternating blank sheets of paper when printed.
On the Page Setup tab of the Report Properties dialog, we can change the report to Landscape if we wish, switch to centimeters, modify the paper size or the margins. To avoid spill-over when printing, make sure that the width of the report plus the right margin plus the left margin is less than the width of the paper size. Figure 25 Adding parameters to a report There are two ways to add parameters to our reports. The first is simply to define parameters in the queries in the dataset, and then these will automatically be available as report parameters.
The second way is to manually add report parameters through the Parameters section of the Report Data window. We can use parameters to filter the data at the source, or for other reasons like giving the end-user control over one of the properties. We could also have a parameter that is used for both functions.
Parameters created by the dataset query First, we will set up parameters using a dataset query. You can either continue working with the same report or create a new one that is a copy of the original. Then right-click on the project name and select Paste. Rename the new report ParameterReport.
Double-click the new report in Solution Explorer to open it in the designer. In the Report Data window, navigate to the Customers dataset and double-click it to bring up the properties. The Dataset dialog box opens and allows us to edit the query for the dataset. A parameter called StateCD should appear in the Parameters folder. This parameter allows us to filter the data from the Customer table by State.
Again, the ReportingDemoDatabaseScript. Switch to the Preview tab to view the report. Instead of the report just running and displaying all the data from the data source, there should be a place for us to enter a value for the StateCD parameter. Figure 26 To edit existing parameters, or to add new ones, switch to the Design tab of the Report Designer and expand the Parameters folder.
Double-click the StateCD parameter to bring up the properties. First, we are going to make the prompt a little more friendly. On the General page, change the Prompt value to State. We can also provide a list of possible values for the parameter. Select the Available Values page and from here we can provide either a hard-coded list, or connect the parameter to a dataset. The second method is the generally the best so that we can avoid the need to maintain the list manually.
Close the parameter properties. To connect a parameter to a dataset, we first need to create a new dataset. Open the parameter properties once again and select Available Values.
Choose Get values from a query. Under Dataset, select StateList. For the Value and Label fields, select State. Figure 27 In this case, the Value and Label fields are the same. The Value field is the field that the database needs for the query. The Label field is the field that the end user should see. For example, if we have a list that has an ID and a description, the ID would be the Value field while the description would be the Label field. Manually created parameters Tip: Shared data sources, embedded datasets Generally, data sources are best shared and datasets are best embedded.
However, queries to populate parameter lists are good examples of datasets you may want to share instead, since they can often be used for several reports. Its data type should be Text. Click OK. Back on the Design tab, right-click the report header textbox and choose the Expression option. Double-click on the ReportTitle parameter. This text box will now display the value we pass to the ReportTitle parameter.
Figure 28 Switch to the Preview tab and try it out.