Exercise: Group Actors by Film and Gender

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Category ==> SSRS 2016  (14 exercises)
Topic ==> Grouping tables  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help). Once you've done this:
  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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Create a new report called Cast Away.  Your task is to create a table containing a cast list for each film in the Movies database.

Finished report

The table includes two levels of grouping and allows the user to collapse and expand the outer group.

 

Take care with films which have the same title.

Multiple titles

Several films share a title - make sure you create a separate cast list for each one.

 

Make sure that you have both the films and actors sorted alphabetically.

Save and close the report once you have it working.

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