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SSRS 2016 EXERCISES
Exercise: Drop List Parameter for Robin Hood Films
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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 Bo Selecta, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which returns films whose title contains robin hood.
Here's one way to achieve this.
Add a calculated field called TitleAndYear which concatenates the film's title with the year in which it was made.
Use the dataset to create a parameter called FilmID which stores the FilmID and displays the TitleAndYear.
Check that you see something like this when you run the report.
Add a dataset called RobinRoles which returns these fields:
You'll need the Actor, Film and Role tables to select these fields.
Add a filter to this dataset so that it returns only roles from the film you select in the parameter.
Add a table to the report and check that it works:
The first couple of results for the best option in the drop down list.
Alter the parameter and dataset filter so that you can select multiple films:
The first few results when you select the inferior Robin Hood films.
Add a header row to the table which displays the names of the films you have selected:
The table header could look like this.
Save and close the report.