Exercise: Create dataset based on authors and books

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Category ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (53 exercises)
Topic ==> Data sources and datasets  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Reporting Services
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If necessary, run the script in the above folder to generate a database called Books (hopefully your trainer will have done this for you!).

Create a shared data source called DsourceBooks, which connects to the Books:

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 exercise - Data sources and datasets (image 1)

You can click on the button shown to test that your connection is working

Now created a shared dataset called dsBooks which lists out the book titles in alphabetical order, with their associated author names:

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 exercise - Data sources and datasets (image 2)

You should find that the database only contains 5 books!

You're probably longing now to create a report based on this data, but softly softly catches monkey ...

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