WISE OWL EXERCISES
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 | Parameters exercise | Date Parameters to Filter Actors
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- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
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Create a report called A Star Is Born, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which selects these fields:
Select these fields from the Actor table.
Create two Date/Time parameters and use them to filter the dataset to show actors born between the selected dates:
You can use the expression builder to select the parameters when you add the filter.
Add a second dataset to calculate the earliest and latest birth dates of people in the Actor table.
Your query could look like this.
Use this dataset to set a default value for each parameter, then add a table to the report and test that everything works:
Add an expression to the table header which shows the range of dates selected.
Save and close the report.