SSRS Reporting Services | Dropdowns with procedures exercise | Choose gender of director, and colour report accordingly

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Dropdowns with procedures  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSRS training
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  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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Create a report called Gender stereotyping, then within this manually create a parameter which has three possible values for gender:

Dropdown of genders

When you run the report initially, you should see a dropdown of 3 possible values, with the first being the default.  You can specify the default values - you shouldn't need to create a separate dataset for them.


Now create a stored procedure which lists out all of the actors for any given value of the gender parameter (make sure you choose the same parameter name in your stored procedure as you used when creating the parameter, otherwise SSRS will create a new parameter alongside the existing one).

Get your report to show all of the actors for the gender chosen, colouring the report pink if you choose Female or blue if you choose Male.  For example:

No gender chosen Female gender
If you're not bothered. If you choose Female.

Close this report down!

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