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SSRS 2016 EXERCISES
Exercise: Multiple Parameters to Filter Films
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Create a report called I'm Not Picky and add a data source which connects to the Movies database.
Design a report which allows someone to filter a table of films using multiple parameters:
Here's an idea of how the report could look.
You should ensure that each parameter can accept either a blank or a null value and check that your filters still work if you do so:
You'll need to write several expressions in filters and formatting properties to get this to work.
Use a new dataset to populate the date parameters with the earliest and latest dates in the ReleaseDate field:
The default values should appear as shown here.
Add a no rows message which summarises the user's choices:
You'll need a long expression to make this work.
Save and close the report.