SSRS Reporting Services | Lists exercise | Create a List of Martial Arts Films

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Lists  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
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 Hit List, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which selects the following fields for films with a GenreID of 17 (martial arts films):


Select these fields from the Film and Country tables.


Add a list to the report and create text boxes to display the fields shown below:

Text boxes

Ad a couple of text boxes to label the fields too.

Add a gauge to display the run time of each film:


Use a different type of gauge if you prefer.


Add a data bar to display the BudgetDollars and BoxOfficeDollars fields:

Data bars

Add each field to the Values area of the Chart Data pane.

Edit the horizontal axis of the data bar so that it doesn't align within the list:

Not scaled

Uncheck this box on the Horizontal Axis Properties dialog box.


Apply formatting to the items in the list so that the report resembles this one when you run it:

Final report

Feel free to improve on this formatting.

Save and close the report. 

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