WISE OWL EXERCISES
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 (9)
- 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 (9)
- Multivalue parameter procedures (1)
- Improving report navigation (2)
- Linking reports (drilldown) (4)
- Dynamic reports (2)
SSRS Reporting Services | Dynamic reports exercise | Dynamic sorting, using an expression as a dataset
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Create a report called Sorted based on a dataset which includes all of the fields (use SELECT * FROM) in the Film table:
The films initially are sorted alphabetically by name.
Interactive sorting would allow us to sort by a column at a time, but for some reason we want to make this easier to use and more flexible. Create two parameters which show the fields you can sort by:
The two parameters will work identically, showing a list of possible sort fields.
Note that having created the first dropdown parameter (whose Label should be as shown above, and Value should be the corresponding field name) you may find it easier to copy the parameter in RDL view to create the second.
Change the dataset for the table so that it refers to an expression which sorts the films correctly by the two fields chosen:
We've also customised the title to show the sort fields chosen.
Reflecting on the changes you could make to improve this report further, close it down!