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 | Drop List Parameter for Robin Hood Films
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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 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.
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:
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.