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SSRS REPORTING SERVICES EXERCISES▼
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SSRS Reporting Services | Gauges exercise | Create a Gauge of Oscar Success
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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 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:
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:
Feel free to improve on this hopelessly basic formatting.
Save and close the report.