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 | Gauges exercise | Show Film Ages Using a Gauge
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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Create a report called Gauge The Age, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which selects these fields from the Film table:
Select these two fields.
Add a calculated field called Age to work out an approximate age in years for each film:
Use the DateDiff function to calculate an approximate age.
Add a table which displays the Title and ReleaseDate fields and add a gauge to the last column:
Choose a different type of gauge if you prefer.
Modify the gauge in the following ways:
- Assign the Age field to the gauge's pointer.
- Assign the Age field to the label (insert a label if you need to).
- Alter the scale interval to 25.
- Display major tick marks on the scale.
- Change the type of pointer to a Marker.
- Change the pointer colour.
Preview the report to see the effect of your changes:
Feel free to experiment with other formatting options.
Save and close the report.