ALL SOFTWARE EXERCISES
- EXERCISES HOME PAGE (827)
- Access 2010 (66)
- Access VBA Macros (17)
- Advanced VBA (29)
- Excel 2010 (83)
- Excel 2013 (10)
- Excel 2016 (0)
- Excel VBA Macros (37)
- Power BI - Excel 2013 (25)
- Power BI - Excel 2016 (23)
- Power BI Desktop (26)
- PowerPivot 2010 (26)
- Report Builder 3.0 (42)
- SQL (156)
- SSAS - multidimensional (21)
- SSAS - tabular (29)
- SSIS Integration Services (40)
- SSRS 2016 (14)
- SSRS Reporting Services (53)
- Visual Basic (45)
- Visual C Sharp (65)
- WPF - Visual C# (20)
SSRS 2016 EXERCISES
Exercise: Calculate Value for Money of Films
This exercise is provided to allow potential course delegates to choose the correct Wise Owl Microsoft training course, and may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any format without the prior written consent of Wise Owl.
The answer to the exercise will be included and explained if you attend the relevant Wise Owl course (sadly, only in the UK for now).
- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
This will generate the database that you'll need to use in order to do this exercise (note that the database and script are only to be used for exercises published on this website, and may not be reused or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Wise Owl).
You need a minimum screen resolution of about 700 pixels width to see our exercises. This is because they contain diagrams and tables which would not be viewable easily on a mobile phone or small laptop. Please use a larger tablet, notebook or desktop computer, or change your screen resolution settings.
Create a new report called The Colour Of Money, add a data source to connect to the Movies database and a dataset which includes the following fields:
You can get these fields from the Film table.
Add two calculated fields as described below:
- CostPerMinute - the film budget divided by its length in minutes.
- MinutesPerMillion - 1,000,000 divided by the CostPerMinute.
Add all of the dataset fields to a table and preview the report to check that it works.
Create expressions to set the font colour to Red and the font weight to Bold if the MinutesPerMillion field is less than 1.
Run the report and check that it resembles the one shown below:
Films which aren't good value for money should be highlighted with red text.
Save and close the report.