Course info
Jan 22, 2019
2h 1m

Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) allows users to create business-critical reports on a scalable, server-based platform. In this course, Building Your First SSRS Report, you will gain the ability to create professional-looking reports for SQL Server Reporting Services. First, you will learn to create a report using the Report Wizard. Next, you will discover how to generate a report manually, giving you more fine-tuned control over the report creation process. In addition, you will learn to add professional touches such as charts and parameters. Finally, you will explore how to deploy your reports to the SSRS Report Portal for your entire organization to use. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SQL Server Reporting Services needed to create great looking reports. Software required: this course uses SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition (free) and Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition. The techniques taught in the course are compatible with older versions of SQL Server and Visual Studio.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What is SSRS?

SQL Server Reporting Services (SRSS) is a server-based report generating software system from Microsoft. SSRS is primarily used to prepare and deliver a variety of interactive and printable reports.

Who is this course for?

This course if for anyone wants wants to learn SSRS.

What will I learn in this SSRS tutorial?

In this course, you will learn how to build reports using the built-in report wizard, create ports manually, format reports, use parameters, and deploy reports.

Are there any prerequisites for this SSRS tutorial?

There are no prerequisites for this course. No prior SSRS knowledge is required.

What software is required?

Software required for this course is SQL Server 2017. The techniques taught in this course are also compatible with some older versions of SQL Server and Visual Studio.

About the author
About the author

Robert C. Cain ( is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is also a course author for Pluralsight, team member at Linchpin People, and co-author of 4 books.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Robert Cain. Welcome to my course, Building Your First SQL Server Reporting Services Report. I'm the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting. SQL Server Reporting Services is one of the most widely used reporting platforms in the world. In this course, we're going to learn the fundamentals of creating reports for SQL Server Reporting Services using Visual Studio. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include creating reports using the built-in report wizard, creating reports manually, giving you fine-tune control over the report creation process. We'll see how to format your reports, including headers and footers so they have a professional look. We'll also see how to use parameters to give users fine-tune control over the data that appears in the reports. Finally, we'll see how to deploy our reports to the Reporting Services Report portal so others can use them. By the end of this course, reports for use in your organization. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SQL Server Reporting Services with the course Building Your First SSRS Report here, at Pluralsight.