Exercise: Use an embedded function to assign a status to each film

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Category ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (53 exercises)
Topic ==> Embedding code  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Advanced SSRS
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In the previous exercise you should have created a table giving the profit margin for the 10 films which cost the most to make.  Our aim now is to show its status using an embedded function:

Status for each film

The shaded column will divide films into blockbusters, normal films and turkeys.

If you haven't already got a version of this report created, you can calculate the profit margin as (Box Office - Budget)/Budget.

To get this to work, either create a new report called P please Bob (or take a copy of one that you've already created and give it this new name) then implement the rules shown overleaf!

We'll use the following rule to assign a status to each film:

Profit margin Status
Less than 0 (ie the film made a loss) Flop
Between 0 and 1 (ie less than 100% margin) Run of the mill
Otherwise Blockbuster

Your embedded function should refer to the profit margin field (as so often, you'll find life easier if you've made this a calculated field).

Close the report down, and edit the RDL code to change the word  Flop to Turkey.  Save and close the report, and preview it again to check that your change has worked.

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