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Exercise: Calculate the age of an actor when a film was made
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Create a report picking out the following data:
- From the tblFilm table, the FilmName and FilmReleaseDate fields
- From the tblActor table, the ActorName and ActorDob fields
- From the tblCast table, the CastCharacterName field
You'll need to create relationships linking these tables together for your dataset.
Within this report create a table listing actors (we'll calculate the year and age fields shortly):
The table should have data in the first two columns only
Use the =YEAR function to create expressions to calculate the years shown for columns 3 and 4.
Now create an expression for the final column which gives the age of each actor at the time a film was made (just subtract one year from the other).
If that's all done, see if you can sort the table so that the youngest actors (at the time a film was made) appear at the top of the list. Your table should begin:
Dakota Fanning tops the list!
Save this report as How old were they then.