Exercise: Create a simple table to list film directors

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Category ==> Report Builder 3.0  (42 exercises)
Topic ==> Tables  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Report Builder
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Create a report, and add a data source to it to access the Movies database.

Create a dataset within this report to include the following fields from the table called tblDirector:

  • DirectorName
  • DirectorDob
  • DirectorGender

Add a table into your report, and add fields and formatting so that it looks something like this:

Report Builder 3.0 exercise - Tables (image 1)

There aren't many female directors ...

If you have time, add interactive sorting so that you can sort by each column:

Report Builder 3.0 exercise - Tables (image 2)

Sorting by gender, so the females are the top directors

As the diagram above shows, you may then need to widen your columns to accommodate the interactive sorting arrows.

Save your report as The Directors.

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