SSRS Reporting Services | Dynamic reports exercise | Dynamic chart based on dropdown parameters

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Dynamic reports  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Courses ==> Fast track SSRS  /  Advanced SSRS
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Create a report called DynoChart, to create a column chart showing the average film length by certificate:

Films by certificate

Initially we'll have a simple column chart (as always, yours doesn't have to look like this).

Change the underlying dataset for this chart so that it also includes:

  • The DirectorName field (from the tblDirector table)
  • The StudioName field (from the tblStudio table)
  • The LanguageName field (from the tblLanguage table)
  • The CountryName field (from the tblCountry table)

Now introduce a dropdown parameter asking what you want to chart by, and get this to be reflected correctly in all parts of your chart:

Film length by country

You can choose what you want to chart by - here we're showing average film length by country.

If you're bored, you could always have a drop list for the data field too ...

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