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SSRS 2016 EXERCISES
Exercise: Date Parameters to Filter Actors
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- 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.
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Create a report called A Star Is Born, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which selects these fields:
Select these fields from the Actor table.
Create two Date/Time parameters and use them to filter the dataset to show actors born between the selected dates:
You can use the expression builder to select the parameters when you add the filter.
Add a second dataset to calculate the earliest and latest birth dates of people in the Actor table.
Your query could look like this.
Use this dataset to set a default value for each parameter, then add a table to the report and test that everything works:
Add an expression to the table header which shows the range of dates selected.
Save and close the report.