Report Builder 2016 videos | Report Builder Pt 6.7 - Recursive Table Groups

Posted by Andrew Gould on 03 June 2019

In this video you'll learn how to create recursive groups in a Report Builder table. You'll see how to structure your data to allow recursive grouping, followed by how to assign a recursive parent field to a group in a table. You'll learn several functions you can use to apply formatting to different levels of the hierarchy and how to create collapsible and expandable groups so that you can drill down into the group details.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Create Hogwarts.sql SQL query
Hogwarts.xlsx Excel workbook

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