Exercise: Matrix of Oscars with subtotals - 2008 R2

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Category ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (53 exercises)
Topic ==> Matrices  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Reporting Services
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Create a report, and within this a dataset showing the certificate, film id and number of Oscars for each film (you'll need to include the tblFilm and tblCertificate tables).

Now create a matrix, with subtotals, to show the number of films for each certificate and for each number of Oscars won (see the notes below):

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 exercise - Matrices (image 1)

All cells containing 0 have been conditionally formatted

There are a few tricky things involved for this!

  • You need to add subtotals, then format them to a different colour
  • You should sort both the row and the column headers
  • Set a background colour for the matrix to be PaleGoldenRod if and only if the count of films for the cell is zero

Save this report as Pretty pattern, then close it down.

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