Exercise: Cascading Parameters to Select Films by Directors

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Category ==> SSRS 2016  (43 exercises)
Topic ==> Dropdown parameters  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
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Create a report called Casting Decisions and add a data source which connects to the Movies database.

Create a report which allows a user to select a director, followed by a film in order to see a list of cast members for the selected film:

Cascading drop lists

You'll need three datasets and two parameters to achieve this.

 

Save and close the report once you have it working.

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