A very helpful post on SSRS

Hi,

I have come across this post many times while developing reports in SSRS.

So just thought of sharing the link

http://www.ssw.com.au/Ssw/Standards/Rules/RulesToBetterSQLReportingServices.aspx

Bye.

 

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DateTime Parameter Issue in SSRS (The date/time format is not valid)

Hi,

In one of our SSRS Report we had 2 Report Parameters, one for “From Date” and other for “To Date”.

On selecting values for them through calendar control, the value was being displayed in the proper format (mm/dd/yyyy). However the value being passed to the query was in the format (dd-mm-yyyy), because of which we were getting “The date/time format is not valid” error.

The following was the regional setting in the server.

We changed it to English (United States)

We tried running the report, but we again got the same issue.

Next we tried by changing the Language Settings of Internet Explorer.

This also didn’t solve the issue.

Finally thought of restarting the server, in case if the settings might not have got reflected properly.

After restarting the system, again tried running the report and it ran successfully J

Hope it helps.

Creating a master detail report in SSRS without using Sub report.

Suppose we have simple master (Person) and detail (Favorite
Actor and Favorite
Movie) tables in our database .

To write a report that doesn’t make use of sub reports we need to have a single dataset as shown below

Create a new report project and drag the List control for Master table and two Tablix inside List for the detail records.

Select the list and set Group Properties for the Row Groups as shown below.

Select the row for the first tablix that shows Favorite Actor information, right click it and specify group properties as FAID (i.e. primary key for that table)

Do the same for the other tablix (Movie table).

Run the report, it will show the following output

To hide the tablix if there is no data, set its Hidden Property using the following expression

For tablix 1 à
=IIF(IsNothing(Fields!FAID.Value),True,False)

For tablix 2 à
=IIF(IsNothing(Fields!FMID.Value),True,False)

The DataSet query


select P.Id, P.FirstName, P.LastName,fa.Id as FAID,fa.firstname,fa.lastname, fm.Id as FMID,fm.Movie from Person P
left outer join FavoriteActor as FA on P.Id = FA.PersonId
left outer join FavoriteMovie as FM on P.Id = FM.PersonId

Hope it helps