Exercise: Create a Chart of Martial Arts Movie Budgets

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Category ==> SSRS 2016  (33 exercises)
Topic ==> Charts  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
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  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 report called Fistful Of Dollars and add a data source which points to the Movies database.  Add a dataset which includes the following fields:

Fields in dataset

Use a filter to return films with a GenreID of 17 - i.e. martial arts.

 

Insert a chart into the report.

Choose chart

This example uses a 3D Pyramid chart but you're welcome to try a different type.

 

Assign fields in the Chart Data panel as shown below:

Apply fields to chart

You'll need to change the aggregate function to Avg after you've assigned the BudgetDollars field to the chart.

 

Apply sorting to the Country field in the Category Groups section so that the chart is sorted in descending order of average budget.

Sorting chart

Apply sorting as shown.

Add data labels and apply formatting to the chart so that it resembles the one shown below:

Final chart

Feel free to experiment with formatting options.

Close and save the report.

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