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This will generate the database that you'll need to use in order to do this exercise (note that the database and script are only to be used for exercises published on this website, and may not be reused or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Wise Owl).
The Books database contains a stored procedure which allows you to add new books:
You could try running this in SQL Server Management Studio (but note that Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir - his sequel - was better).
Create a new Power BI report and load the two tables from this database. You should now be able to create a table listing out the books these contain:
The list of books and authors in the tables.
Add another data source which runs the stored procedure above, using any book / author name as input:
When you load your data it will run this stored procedure, so this book will be included in the returned results.
Create parameters to hold the book title, author's first name and author's last name and incorporate these into this data source:
There's a lot of punctuation to get right in this.
Try refreshing your data with different parameter values to check it works.
When you run your query a second time the underlying stored procedure returns an error - you might like to think how you could have done this differently!
Save your report as What about Robert Harris, then close it down.
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