SSRS Reporting Services | Variables exercise | Showing Percentage Totals using Variables

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Variables  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSRS training
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  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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First, create a report called Iffy data, to contain a dataset showing the number of films for each certificate:

Data set for report

We've sorted the certificates by order of CertificateId.

The aim of this exercise is to create a table as follows:

Final report

For each certificate, we see the total number of films and the percentage this forms of the total.


This table will refer to the total number of films 8 times (once per row, and once for the column heading).  To speed things up, first create a report variable to hold the total number of films in the dataset.  You can now create your report!

When you've finished, close down your report.

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