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SQL Server 2016 Database Reporting [Video]

By : Dallas Harold Snider
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SQL Server 2016 Database Reporting [Video]

By: Dallas Harold Snider

Overview of this book

With SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, users are excited about being able to visualize their data in new, creative ways for use in presentations, analysis, and decision support—even on mobile devices. In this course, users will receive step-by-step instructions on how to create stunning, high-impact reports. The course starts with an introduction to the technologies employed. Next, users are shown how to create a basic report and then how to format it and add features (such as headers and footers) to make it more readable, impressive, and practical. The course teaches how to create drill-down and drill-through reports. Pie charts, gauges. and maps are next on the agenda and the course wraps up with lessons on how to assemble a dashboard on the SQL Server Reporting Services web portal. This course will empower you to overcome any obstacle while creating interactive, visually-appealing reports using SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
Chapter 8
Baking Pie and Bar Charts
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Section 1
Queries Optimized for Pie Charts and Bar Charts
Pie chart queries need to return labels, counts, and percentages. The percentages in the pie chart queries need to add up to 100 percent. Bar chart queries need to return a label and a numeric value. - Write a query that will utilize group by and order by clauses to take advantage of the database server's processing power - In the Report Wizard, paste the query into the Query text box and display the results in a table - Preview the report to make sure the data shown in the table is correct before proceeding to insert the chart