Report Builder | Expressions exercise | Calculate the age of an actor when a film was made

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Software ==> Report Builder  (42 exercises)
Version ==> RB 3 or RB 2016
Topic ==> Expressions  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Report Builder training
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Create a report picking out the following data:

  • From the tblFilm table, the FilmName and FilmReleaseDate fields
  • From the tblActor table, the ActorName and ActorDob fields
  • From the tblCast table, the CastCharacterName field

You'll need to create relationships linking these tables together for your dataset.

Within this report create a table listing actors (we'll calculate the year and age fields shortly):

Report Builder 3.0 exercise - Expressions (image 1)

The table should have data in the first two columns only

Use the =YEAR function to create expressions to calculate the years shown for columns 3 and 4.

Now create an expression for the final column which gives the age of each actor at the time a film was made (just subtract one year from the other).

If that's all done, see if you can sort the table so that the youngest actors (at the time a film was made) appear at the top of the list.  Your table should begin:

Report Builder 3.0 exercise - Expressions (image 2)

Dakota Fanning tops the list!

Save this report as How old were they then.

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