SSRS Reporting Services | Stored procedure parameters exercise | Report using basic parameters - directors by D.O.B.

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Stored procedure parameters  (2 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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The aim of this exercise is to create the following report:

Directors for date parameters

The report should show all of the directors born between two given dates.

First create a stored procedure called spDirectorsCut to show all of the directors born between two parameters (@MinDob and @MaxDob, say).

Create a report called Directors Cut (with apologies to Vicki for the lack of apostrophe) based on this stored procedure.  For the title, you'll need to use an expression similar to:

="Directors born between " &
format(Parameters!MinDob.Value,"dd/MM/yyyy") & " and " &

What happens if you enter two dates which return no directors?  Customise the NoRows properties of the table to allow for this:

NoRows message set

An example of what you might see if you enter invalid dates.

Close your report down!

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