SSRS Reporting Services | Parameters exercise | Drop List Parameter for Robin Hood 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 Bo Selecta, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which returns films whose title contains robin hood.


Here's one way to achieve this.


Add a calculated field called TitleAndYear which concatenates the film's title with the year in which it was made.

Use the dataset to create a parameter called FilmID which stores the FilmID and displays the TitleAndYear.

Drop list parameter

Check that you see something like this when you run the report.


Add a dataset called RobinRoles which returns these fields:


You'll need the Actor, Film and Role tables to select these fields.


Add a filter to this dataset so that it returns only roles from the film you select in the parameter.

Add a table to the report and check that it works:


The first couple of results for the best option in the drop down list.

Alter the parameter and dataset filter so that you can select multiple films:

Results version 2

The first few results when you select the inferior Robin Hood films.

Add a header row to the table which displays the names of the films you have selected:


The table header could look like this.


Save and close the report.

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