SSRS Reporting Services | Lists exercise | Create a Grouped List of Crime Films

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Lists  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SSRS training
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  3. Execute this script.

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Create a report called Swindler's List and add a data source which connects to the Movies database.

Add a dataset which returns the following fields for films with a GenreID of 14 (i.e. films in the Crime genre):

Dataset fields

You'll need to include the Film, Role and Actor tables in order to add all of the fields shown here.


Add a list to the report and use the Group Properties dialog box to group it on the FilmID field:

Group properties

Group on this field.


Add items to the list so that it resembles the one shown below:

Final result

This list contains two text boxes, a gauge, two tables, two indicators and a chart.

Save and close the report.

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