SSRS REPORTING SERVICES EXERCISES▼
- Designing a Simple Report (3)
- Data sources and datasets (1)
- Tables (5)
- Grouping tables (6)
- Expressions (8)
- Pages and printing (2)
- Parameters (15)
- Indicators (3)
- Gauges (4)
- Matrices (5)
- Charts (6)
- Data bars and sparklines (2)
- Lists (4)
- Subreports (2)
- Revision of expressions (3)
- Variables (3)
- Embedding code (3)
- Basic Custom Assemblies (2)
- Examples of custom assemblies (1)
- Customising reports (2)
- Using SQL views (3)
- Stored procedures in SSRS (2)
- Stored procedure parameters (2)
- Dropdowns with procedures (3)
- Multivalue parameter procedures (1)
- Improving report navigation (2)
- Linking reports (drilldown) (4)
- Dynamic reports (2)
SSRS Reporting Services | Basic Custom Assemblies exercise | Include dynamic images using custom assembly
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This exercise isn't as scary as the title above makes it sound! The idea is to display an image next to each film, according to whether it's short (under 2 hours), medium (2-3 hours) or long (3 hours +).
This person clearly isn't a film buff: the shorter the film the better.
Thoughts on how to go about doing this are shown below!
To start our report off, first add 3 images from the folder shown at the start of this exercise into a new report called Not a film buff:
Right-click on the Images category, and choose to add 3 images from the folder shown at the start of this exercise (they've got PNG extensions).
Now create a report listing out the names and lengths of films, with an image showing that each film is great:
Write a function in a class library, build it and copy the DLL over so that it is available to you in your report server project. Here's what the function should return:
|Length of film (minutes)||Image returned|
|Up to 120||great|
|120 to 180||ok|
|More than 180||yawn|
You can write your code for the custom assembly using either VB or C# - the choice is yours!
Set this function to be the source for your image:
Click on the expression builder tool to set the source for this image to be the results of your function.
Check that your images look correct in your report!