SSRS Reporting Services | Parameters exercise | Multiple Parameters to Filter Films

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Parameters  (15 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Subject ==> SSRS training
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Create a report called I'm Not Picky and add a data source which connects to the Movies database.

Design a report which allows someone to filter a table of films using multiple parameters:


Here's an idea of how the report could look.

You should ensure that each parameter can accept either a blank or a null value and check that your filters still work if you do so:

Null values

You'll need to write several expressions in filters and formatting properties to get this to work.

Use a new dataset to populate the date parameters with the earliest and latest dates in the ReleaseDate field:

Default dates

The default values should appear as shown here.


Add a no rows message which summarises the user's choices:

No rows message

You'll need a long expression to make this work.

Save and close the report.

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