SSRS Reporting Services | Dropdown parameters exercise | Linked dropdowns with customised SELECT A VALUE

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (96 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Dropdown parameters  (9 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
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This exercise should keep even the most able delegate busy for a bit!  Create a report (called Florence, perhaps) which looks like this when you first preview it:

First preview of report

When you first preview the report, you must choose a film certificate.

When you choose a certificate (U in our example), you can immediately click on View Report to show all actors/characters who appeared in films for this certificate:

Films for given certificate

You should see all of the films (and their actors) for this certificate. 

However, you should also be able to choose a film:

Choosing from linked dropdown

Notice that the first film says SELECT FILM - you should give this a value of 0.

If you choose a film, you should only see actors who appear in that one film:

List of child records

If you choose a film, you should just see that film's characters.


Let your trainer know if you finish all of the above, and he'll probably make you a drink as a reward! 

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