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 (15)
- 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 (3)
- Multivalue parameter procedures (1)
- Improving report navigation (2)
- Linking reports (drilldown) (4)
- Dynamic reports (2)
SSRS Reporting Services | Improving report navigation exercise | Create a table of bookmarks, and a link back to top
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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.
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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Create a table listing characters played by director and film:
You may be able to use a report that you've created for the previous exercise.
Attach a bookmark to each director's name by changing the Bookmark property in the Other section of the relevant textbox's properties.
Create a separate dataset listing the 5 oldest directors in the database.
Use SELECT TOP 5 ... combined with an ORDER BY clause.
Create a table based on this dataset to show the names of these directors:
The 5 oldest directors (we've also formatted their names so they look like hyperlinks).
Now attach actions to each director's name so that when you click on it, SSRS jumps you to the appropriate bookmark.
Finally, add a row to the footer for each director group member, so that you can click to return to the top of the report:
Note that you'll also need to set the bookmark property for the top table of quick links, so you have something to go back to.
Test that your bookmarks work!
One final thought: what would have happened if some of the directors in the top 5 list hadn't made any films? How would you have got round this?