Exercise: Create a template report for the Wombles

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Category ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (53 exercises)
Topic ==> Customising reports  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Advanced SSRS
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You have been appointed chief IT Officer for Uncle Bulgaria.  Your first (and, perhaps, only) task is to create a template for all Wombling reports:

Template for Womble reports

Uncle Bulgaria wants all reports to start life like this.

Here's what the Wombles template should look like (you can add .PNG images from the folder above to get the logos):

Default report template for Wombles

By default all reports have the two logos shown, and the date of printing.

The template should also:

  • set the report page set-up to be landscape, with margins of 1cm on all sides (Wombles hate wasting paper, as you might expect);
  • include a default data source linking to the Movies database; and
  • include a default dataset showing all English language U certificate films (Wombles can be parochial).

Try creating the following report based on your template (it should take seconds!):

Report based on template

A report based on the Wombles template, listing out all of the films in the default dataset.


Close all of your reports!

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