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REPORT BUILDER 3.0 EXERCISES
Exercise: Create a report based on a cube, using two parameters
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If you haven't already done so, restore the database in the above folder into Analysis Services in Management Studio (not for copying or commercial use). The database should contain 3 dimensions and one cube called MAM.
Create a report listing out the following bits of information:
The report should show the date, species and quantity for transactions.
Add a calculated field called TransDate which applies the CDate function to the transaction date, to turn it into a proper date.
Now add parameters to the top of your report so that it lists all of the sales after a given date, with a given minimum number:
Give the two parameters default values as shown above.
Here's what a typical report could look like:
The sales of 10 or more items from Christmas Day 2014 onwards.
Now add a title to your report to show the choices you've made:
The title you could see for the choices made above.
Finally, use the No Rows section of the tablix item to display a message like this if you choose a combination of parameters for which there is no data:
You could even get this message to refer to the parameter values typed in ...
Save this report as Simple parameters, then close it down.