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 | Pages and printing exercise | Export Actor Roles to Excel
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- 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 Bill And Ted's Excel-lent Adventure, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset with the fields shown below:
Select these fields from the Actor, Film and Role tables.
Add a calculated field called BillOrTed which detects if a role contains either of those names.
Remember that comparing text in SSRS expressions is case-sensitive.
Insert a table and apply a parent group so that its design resembles this one:
Group the table using your calculated field.
Use the Group Properties dialog box to apply a page break between each instance of a group.
Use the Properties window to change the PageName property of the group.
Use your calculated field to assign a name to each page.
Add a rectangle above the table and insert some text boxes and an appropriate image similar to the one shown below:
If you draw several objects inside a rectangle you'll find the next step much easier.
In the Rectangle Properties dialog box, choose to add a page break after the rectangle.
Use the Properties window to set the PageName property of the rectangle to an appropriate title.
Add an expression to the rectangle's Hidden property to ensure that it is only visible when the report is opened in Excel.
Use this expression.
Preview the report and export it to Excel.
Ensure that you see the cover sheet and separate worksheets for Bill and Ted.
Save and close the report.