Exercise: Using embedded code to calculate profit margin

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Category ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (53 exercises)
Topic ==> Embedding code  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Advanced SSRS
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The aim of this exercise is to show the profit margin for the 10 most expensive films:

The 10 most expensive films

For each film, we'll calculate and show the profit margin. 


To do this, first create  a new report called Ice is better than water, and within this create a table as shown above.

To get the top 10 films, create a dataset ordering the films in descending film budget order, then amend the SQL string generated so that it begins: SELECT TOP 10 ...

Now create an embedded function to calculate the profit margin using the following formula:

Profit margin = (Box office takings - Budget) / (Budget)

Call your embedded function within an expression to display the profit margin:

Profit margin expression

What your profit margin expression might look like.


Finally close your report down!

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