SSRS Reporting Services | Gauges exercise | Create a Gauge of Oscar Success

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Gauges  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSRS training
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  3. Execute this script.

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Create a report called What You Could've Won, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which selects these fields from the Film table:


Select these three fields and add a filter to exclude films which didn't win any Oscars.


Add a calculated field called WinRate which works out the percentage of nominations that a film actually won:


Use this expression.

Insert a table, add the Title field to the first column and delete one of the blank columns.

Insert a gauge into the remaining blank column:

Insert gauge

This exercise uses a simple linear gauge but feel free to try a different type.


Set the default pointer to indicate the OscarNominations field.

Add a second pointer, change its type to Marker and its placement to Inside.  Set this new pointer to indicate the OscarWins field.

Edit the scale so that it has a maximum value of 20 and an interval of 2.

Insert a label and set it to display the value of the WinRate field.

Apply some formatting to the various elements of the gauge and run the report:

Final gauge

Feel free to improve on this hopelessly basic formatting.

Save and close the report.

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