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 (9)
- 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)
- Stored procedures in SSRS (2)
- Parameters using Stored Procedures (2)
- Dropdown parameters (9)
- Multivalue dropdowns (1)
- Improving report navigation (2)
- Linking reports (drilldown) (4)
- Dynamic reports (2)
SSRS Reporting Services | Revision of expressions exercise | Use the SWITCH function to categorise directors
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First create a report called Quantity not quality, and within this create a dataset to show how many films each director has made:
If you're not sure how to group in a dataset in SSRS, see the note below.
The easiest way to apply grouping is probably with the right mouse button:
You can right-click on the top part of your query to apply grouping.
Now create a table in your report to show this data:
Your table doesn't have to look anything like this!
Create a calculated field using the SWITCH function giving a rating for each director using the following rules:
|Number of films made||Rating|
When you preview your report, you should see something like this:
See if you can find the only director whose rating is Prolific (it might not be a surprise when you do).
Close this report down.