SSRS Reporting Services | Linking reports (drilldown) exercise | Create a Drill-Through Column Chart

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Linking reports (drilldown)  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SSRS training
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  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.

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Create a report called Clickable Columns which contains a chart showing the average run time of films made in different countries with different certificates:


Add a tooltip like the one shown here.

Add an action to the chart so that clicking on a column will open a report called Country Certificate Films which displays a list of films matching the country and certificate you have clicked on:

Drillthrough report

The drill-through report can be fairly basic in appearance.

Modify the second report so that it shows the name of the country and certificate that you've selected:

Table header

You could do this by creating two extra parameters.

Save and close both reports.

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