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SSRS 2016 EXERCISES
Exercise: Create a Simple Matrix of 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 What Is The Matrix, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which includes these fields:
You'll need the Film, Certificate and Genre tables to get these fields.
Add a matrix and assign fields to it as shown below:
Assign one field to each of the three areas of the matrix.
Add a total row and total column so that the matrix resembles this:
You can add the grand total to the bottom-right corner after adding the total row and column.
Insert a row at the top of the matrix and enter a title:
Ensure that the header will span all the Certificate columns when you run the report.
Apply some formatting to the matrix and run the report:
Feel free to improve on this formatting.
Save and close the report.