SSRS Reporting Services | Using SQL views exercise | Create a report on a view including multiple film tables

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Software ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (99 exercises)
Version ==> SSRS 2016 and later
Topic ==> Using SQL views  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Courses ==> Fast track SSRS  /  Advanced SSRS
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In Management Studio create a new view called vwFilmTables which combines information from these tables:

The film tables

All of these tables give information about films.

 

Here's what your view should show:

List of films from view

The view should show the certificate, language, country, studio, director, name and genre for each film!

Use your view to create a report called All about films showing a matrix comparing any two of the fields in your view (you can choose!):

Matrix with two fields

Here the author has gone for Genre by Country.

Close your report, reflecting on how nice it would be if you could choose the row and column from a dropdown parameter ...

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