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Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

James Serra, Bill Anton

Learn to quickly create reports in SSRS and Power View as well as understand the best use of each reporting tool.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782171720
Paperback142 pages

About This Book

  • Empowers a highly visual design experience
  • Increase productivity and proactive intelligence through operational or ad hoc reports
  • Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will cover all the features of SSRS and Power View and will provide a step-by-step lab activity to get you developing reports very quickly.  You will learn the strengths and weaknesses of each tool so you understand the best tool to use for the various reporting scenarios you will encounter.

Who This Book Is For

If you are a BI developer, consultant, or architect who wishes to learn how to use SSRS and Power View, and want to understand the best use for each tool, then this book will get you up and running quickly. No prior experience is required with either tool!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Reporting
Standard reporting with SSRS
Self-service reporting with Power View
Power View limitations
Reporting scenarios
Chapter 2: SSRS – Standard Reporting
Primary components of a report
Additional components of a report
Report development environment
Server features and functionality
Consuming reports
Chapter 3: Development Activity with SSRS
Tutorial scenario
Chapter 4: Power View – Self-service Reporting
Getting started
Business Intelligence Semantic Model
Power View within SharePoint
Power View within Excel 2013
Data visualizations
The user interface
Enhancing data models
Deploying and sharing reports
Presentation modes
Reports with multiple views in Power View
Chart highlighting, slicers, and filtering
Export reports to Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Design tips
Chapter 5: Development Activity with Power View
Tutorial scenario

What You Will Learn

  • Get to grips with reporting scenarios that describe the best reporting tool to use
  • Follow the step-by-step exercises to build a report in SSRS and Power View
  • Visualize and interact with data in bold new ways with Power View
  • Generate reports quickly using intuitive interfaces
  • Create self-service reports with a wide variety of formats

In Detail

Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will cover all the features of SSRS and Power View and will provide a step-by-step lab activity to help you develop reports very quickly.

Starting with the difference between standard and self- service reporting, this book covers the main features and functionality offered in SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 including a breakdown of the report components, development experience, extensibility, and security. You will also learn to set up and use Power View within Excel and SharePoint and connect to a tabular model as well as a multidimensional model. The book provides real-life reporting scenarios that help to clarify when those scenarios are discussing standard reporting, in which case SSRS is the best choice, and when they are discussing self-service reporting, in which case Power View is the best choice.

This book will have you creating reports in SSRS and Power View in no time!


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