SSRS – Matrix Report

Often when you create a SSRS report you choose to display your data in a Table, which means the rows are repeated straight down each column. For certain reports, a way to improve readability is to use a Matrix report. This pivots one of the rows into a column moves the rows into the appropriate column, sort of like a Pivot Table in Excel. Sound confusing? It is not, just look at the example below.

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Add Parameter to SSRS Report

In a previous posting, I showed you how to create a Vendor listing report using SSDT and SSRS.  This was a handy report, but it showed all of the data in the tables and you could not search on specific criteria.  This week I am going to show you how to create a parameterized version of the report so you can search by area code or really any part of the phone number.

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Parameterize a SSRS report using SSAS Data.

In a previous posting we created our first SSRS report pulling from our SSAS cube data.  It ran fine, but it brought back all of the data in the database.  This posting will show you how to add a parameter so only selected information is brought back.  You may think of this like a WHERE clause in your SQL statements.

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