In this course you will learn the basics of how to use Telerik Reporting to add reports to your own applications. We'll start with a walkthrough of installing the tool and creating a simple report using the built-in report wizard. From there, we'll move into learning all of the tools and techniques needed to create real world reports with Telerik Reporting. Included are topics like how to work with data sources, report sections, expressions, grouping, styling, parameters, subreports, charts, custom formatting and bindings. Then we finish with a look at how to actually deploy reports in a variety of application types, from the desktop to the web.
Introduction to Reporting Kevin Kubler: Hello and welcome to the Telerik Reporting Fundamentals course here on Pluralsight. My name is Kevin Kubler and I'm happy to be able to introduce you to this award winning reporting solution from the Telerik family of development tools. In this course we're going to introduce you to the basics of the Telerik Reporting tool set and show you how to get started with creating reports. We'll then cover all of the core concepts you'll need to understand to use the tool effectively and show some of the unique features that Telerik Reporting contains to make your life easier as a developer. And finally, we'll show how to deploy the reports you create across a variety of different applications. In this first module, I'm going to introduce the tool and show how to get it installed and then we'll start using it to create our first report. So in this module, we'll start by just quickly covering what a reporting solution or tool is for and why you might want to use one. Then we'll do an overview of what Telerik Reporting is and some of the features that it provides. One of the key strengths of Telerik Reporting is how easy it is to fit into your existing application regardless of which front end technology you are using. So before we start building any reports, we'll take a high level look of where it fits into your application architecture. And then the last piece before we install and start using the tool will be look at a few examples of the types of reports that we can build with Telerik Reporting. This will give us an example of what to expect through the rest of the course. And finally, we'll get to work; starting with a look at how to install the tool, followed by creating our first TeleWorld Report with Telerik Reporting.
Core Concepts Hi, and welcome back to the Telerik Reporting Fundamental course here on Pluralsight. Once again, my name is Kevin Kuebler. And in this is the second module of our course and we're going to take a closer look at some of the core building blocks of a report. And as we do this, we'll recreate the report that built-in the first module, except we'll directly use the various reporting components and the designer in Visual Studio, instead of using the wizard to configure all the pieces for us as we did in the first module. So to begin, we're going to start by talking about data sources. We walked through the wizard for a SQL Data Source in the first module. But we'll go back and spend a little more time looking at the data source options in this module whereas we're going to talk about the report sections in this module. These are headers and footers, the groups, the detail areas of a report which provide the overall document structure for the report. Then we're going to talk about expressions which are widely used throughout Telerik Reporting and really are the key to wiring your report together and displaying the data that you want. And finally, we'll take a look at some of the options we have for styling the reports to give them the visual look and feel that we want. Throughout the course for this module, we'll rebuild the report that we created in the first module except that I will directly use and interact which each of these features instead of using the wizard to build it all for us. So let's get started by talking a bit more about data sources.