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 | Using SQL views exercise | Create a view as as basis for a report, then update it
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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This exercise involves creating a view to show which actors play which roles in which films, then amending it to take account of new column names.
You can choose to create and amend your view either using the built-in designer or by scripting it. The choice, as Graham used to say, is yours!
Begin by creating a view called vwThesps to show a list of actors and the roles they've played in different films. Your view should include these four columns:
|Table||Column||New name to use|
Now create a report called Role-playing based upon this view, grouping roles by actor:
What the start of your report might look like.
It's time now to stop your view working! In Management Studio, right-click on the Actor table and choose to change its design:
Choose this short-cut menu option.
Rename the FullName column to ThespianName (the sort of thing IT departments do ...), then close the table, saving your changes.
Strangely, your report should still work even though it points to a field which no longer exists, but if you click on the Refresh Fields button in the Dataset Properties dialog box you will get an error.
Amend your view to accommodate the new field name, and refresh the list of dataset fields. Everything should now work again!
Finally, please set the Actor table field name back to FullName (so that all of the other exercises still work), then save and close your report.