Exercise: Create a Subreport of Films with Different Certificates

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Category ==> SSRS 2016  (43 exercises)
Topic ==> Subreports  (1 exercise)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Reporting Services
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Create a report called Certificate Films, add a data source which connects to the Movies database and a dataset which includes these fields:

Dataset

You can select these fields from the Film table.

 

Add an integer parameter called CertificateID and use it to apply a filter to the dataset:

Filter

Here's one way to apply the filter to the dataset.

Add a table to the report which displays the other three fields:

Table

Drag the page border to remove white space.

 

Save and close this report then create a new one called Certificates which includes a dataset with these fields:

Dataset

Select these fields from the Certificate table.

 

Add a table which displays the list of certificates and includes a blank row below each one:

Table

Here's what the table could look like in design view.

 

Insert a subreport into the table and assign the Certificate Films report to it:

Inserted subreport

The name of the report should appear in the cell.

 

Configure the subreport so that you pass a value of the CertificateID field to the report's CertificateID parameter:

Subreport parameters

You can do this on the Subreport Properties dialog box.

Run the report to check that it works:

Run report

We've sorted the films in ascending order of Title.

 

Save and close the report.

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