Posted on 2010-03-23
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I need to get some online resources for Microsoft Report Builder. I haven't had any training in it and need to recreate a lot of reports for my company. Some are easy enough but others seem to be doing completely random things that I cannot explain.  I've tried to just google search and keep getting nowhere fast.
Looking for some online sites or some books that I might pick up cheap at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Here is an excellent resource for specific enquiries.
If you post sample data and query, expected results and results received then you are likely to get a good explanation of what is happening, why and steps to rectify the issue.

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True, but I keep asking questions and really do need to utilize possible other places as well :)
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I'm not sure about books but the SQLSeverCentral newsletter often has lots of good tips. They are mainly pure sql but a few reporting services and ssis ones. Of course it's not a pick and chose situation.

I think there are a load of tutorial videos for reporting services somewhere.
I couldn't find them at a glance but here's Microsoft's list: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms170246%28SQL.90%29.aspx
Also these are fairly step by step so if you have the basics you may want to skip ahead: http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/reporting-services/beginning-sql-server-2005-reporting-services-part-1/

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Thanks. My main concern right now is groups. There doesn't seem to be a ryhme or reason to how they are created. I haven't been able to figure out how to manually create them and the drag and drop is doing some pretty random stuff.
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Yes. When I have tried it it has done some odd things. The BOL esources are a littlew sparse on the WHY of things. I've not actually needed it often and I think I did it after the fact (created a non grouped report in the wizard and used right click to add grouping later). I have found other aspects though that seem impossible to get right if you don't kick off with them in the wizard. I think the simple talk one helped me more with the basics.

Spotted somethign that might be of interest later though nut I still can't find the suite of video tutorials I used.

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