SSRS Reporting Services | Variables exercise | Percentages of total Oscars within group of films

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (96 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2012 and later
Topic ==> Variables  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
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The aim of this exercise is to produce a report showing data like this (the formatting doesn't have to be as neat!):

Report grouped by directors

For each director you see a list of their films, showing:


Some thoughts to help you are shown below.

A good place to start is to create a simple report:

Report without percentages

Start with a report showing films by director, but without the percentages.

 You should now create two variables:

Suggested name Type What it should hold
repTotal Report The total number of nominations for the entire dataset.
GroupTotal Group The total number of nominations for each director.

You should now be able to build the formulae for your final report!

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