Exercise: Group a Table by Country and Language

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Category ==> SSRS 2016  (14 exercises)
Topic ==> Grouping tables  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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Create a new report called Lost In Translation with a data source connecting to the Movies database and a dataset which includes the following fields:

Dataset fields

Select these three tables.

Add a table to the report and apply grouping using the Language field.

First group

Arrange your table so that it resembles this one.  Add the Count expression to the group footer.

 

Add another parent group to the table, this time based on the Country field.

Alter the design and apply formatting to the table so that it resembles this one when you run the report:

Final table

You can use a less hideous colour scheme than this. Try adding a page break between each instance of the Country group.

 

Save and close the report.

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