SSRS Reporting Services | Embedding code exercise | Using embedded code to calculate profit margin

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Embedding code  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SSRS training
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help). Once you've done this:
  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.

This will generate the database that you'll need to use in order to do this exercise (note that the database and script are only to be used for exercises published on this website, and may not be reused or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Wise Owl).

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The aim of this exercise is to show the profit margin for the 10 most expensive films:

Films by profit margin

For each film, we'll calculate and show the profit margin.

To do this, first create  a new report called Ice is better than water, and within this create a table as shown above.

To get the top 10 films, create a dataset ordering the films in descending film budget order, then amend the SQL string generated so that it begins: SELECT TOP 10 ...

Now create an embedded function to calculate the profit margin using the following formula:

Profit margin = (Box office takings - Budget) / (Budget)

Call your embedded function within an expression to display the profit margin:

Profit margin expression

What your profit margin expression might look like.


Finally close your report down!

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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