SSRS Reporting Services | Using SQL views exercise | Script a new view and report on this to show film profits

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Using SQL views  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SSRS training
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  3. Execute this script.

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Create a new view called vwFilmProfits to show the following information:

Film profits view

Your view should create a new expression called Profit, which subtracts the BudgetDollars from the BoxOfficeDollars column.  The view should also divide all figures by a million.


Apply the following WHERE condition to your view to pick out only films which have both the budget and the box office figures filled in:




-- both financial fields must be filled in

BudgetDollars is not null and

BoxOfficeDollars is not null

Use this view to create a report called Turkeys showing the biggest loss-makers, sorted so that the ones making the biggest loss coming first:


Had you heard of 47 Ronin? Perhaps that's the point ...

Test your report works, then close it down.

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