SSRS Reporting Services | Subreports exercise | Subreport of actors by film

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Subreports  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSRS training
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This exercise involves creating a report and subreport.  First, create the report which will become the subreport, and within this create a dataset listing out all the actors for a particular film (you'll need the tblActor and tblCast tables to do this).  Note that this you should apply a filter such that the CastFilmId column should equal @FilmId (a parameter which you'll set in the main report).

Now create the layout of this subreport:

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 exercise - Subreports (image 1)

The subreport lists out the name and date of birth of actors

Save this report as Film cast sub, then create another report which will be the main report.  Within this, create a dataset to list out all those films which have at least one actor (for this dataset, you will need to include the tblFilm and tblCast tables).

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 exercise - Subreports (image 2)

Create a grouping query, with the number of cast rows to be at least 1

Now create a rectangle, and within this create a table (and within this a subreport).  This is what your report/subreport combination should look like in layout view and preview:

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 exercise - Subreports (image 3)

The films are listed in alphabetical order

Save this report as Film Cast Main, and close it down.

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