SSRS Dynamic Header

In a crosstab, how do I make a header increase/decrease dynamically when the columns chosen increase/decrease?
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So, is this possible using data driven subscriptions? Scenario is:

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With DTSs I would create an ActiveX script to execute the procedure which loads the results into a temp table. After that I would select everything from this temp table and load the results into a record set, looping through this record set to create the destination spreadsheet with the dynamic column names.

When it comes to SSIS we are advised to write scripts instead of ActiveX... These ones do not have records set's but dataset's, which at first glance are only applicable to xml and not xls files (when I try to define a variable as a dataset in my code, I face a message saying: Missing reference required to assembly System.Xml...).

How I would create this spreadsheet using a code in SSIS packages? Please, help...

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I'm using the dynamic data header of the Matrix data region... My data source return a dataset with 2 months, e.g. May and July, that should be used as dynamic header. And some amounts fields that should be the rows associated to its header.

But the report just displays 1 month, the first one (May).

Does anyone know why it doesn't work correctly?

I guess that it should expand right the headers. I'm correct?


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Hi, I am currently trying to create a report the dynamicaly groups from parameters. The grouping part works fine but I need to show the parameter label name or the field referenced by a parameter.


This is the expression I have written to do this. The problem seems to be is with the true part of the iif statement. The false displays fine in the group header. The Parameters!Param2.Label also displays if used on its own.

This is the error that is fires back when I run the report.

The Value expression for the textbox €˜textbox4€™ contains an error: The expression referenced a non-existing field in the fields collection.

I am quite new to SSRS and I am using VS2005 pro.



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I am trying to work on a database with 3 tables. To make it easier I have created a couple of temp tables to work out the syntax.

[NameId] tinyint IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
[Name] varchar(50) NOT NULL

INSERT INTO #owner VALUES ('Other');

CREATE TABLE #propertyType
[TypeId] tinyint IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
[Name] varchar(50) NOT NULL

INSERT INTO #propertyType VALUES ('Home');
INSERT INTO #propertyType VALUES ('Car');

CREATE TABLE #property
[NameId] tinyint NOT NULL,
[TypeId] tinyint NOT NULL,
[Value] varchar(50) NOT NULL

INSERT INTO #property VALUES (1,1, 'Blue');
INSERT INTO #property VALUES (1,2, 'Black');
INSERT INTO #property VALUES (2,1, 'Red');
INSERT INTO #property VALUES (2,2, 'Black');

DROP TABLE #owner;
DROP TABLE #propertyType;
DROP TABLE #property

| NameId | Name |
| 1 | ME|
| 2 | other |

| TypeId | Name |
| 1 | Home |
| 2 | Car |

| NameId | TypeId | Value |
| 1 | 1 | Blue |
| 1 | 2 | Black |
| 2 | 1 | Red |
| 2 | 2 | Black |

Where property value is some arbitrary detail. The real propertyType has 50 or 60 rows and not every property has all of the values. I am trying to create a pivot table that would look like so that I can present the data in an easier to understand format:

[Owner | Home | Car ]
[ME | Blue | Black ]
[Other| Red | Black ]

The propertyTypes are added often, and I don't really have the ability to change them. There is a unique constrant on property on nameid and typeid so there will never be two of the same property with the same owner. Any help would be very helpful.

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For example, the stored procedure knows which and how many fields to retrieve based on the parameters passed.
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I've looked all over the Internet and can't find anything.

Any help would be appreciated.

I guess I should clarify a little. I am using an ASP.NET 2.0 page written in C# and using a ReportViewer control.

More Clarification:
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Hi there,

I have one table which holds all the information for the forms and i have another table which holds list of all the form fields. Now these two tables are mapped and that table give me list of all the fields in any forms.

To get the information about the users who filled different forms first i need to query the tblFormsToFormFields and get the list of all the fields for that form and then use that fields list in the select query to get the result.

In my report i need to provide the drop down with the list of all the forms and then display the information for all the customers for that particular form with the list of the form fields.

Is there in SSRS 2005 i can use C# or any programming language to create Columns in the report dynamically as there will be different fields for each form.

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I am having hard time to populate dynamic column based on parameters.For eg.
Parameter-->Dates : Date(1) ,Date(2),Date(3)....Date (n)
(Multiple-Parameters is selected by drop down list )
Report format:
Id | Currency |Country |District |Date(1)- transaction |Date(2)-transaction |Date(n)
1 | $$ |USA |123 |523238 |643763573 |62376264

Now requirement is If user enter 1 date then only single column date(1) populate if enter (n) dates then n column Date(1) ,Date(2),Date(3)....Date (n) populate.
kindly suggest me any solution requirement.

I tried to bind Visibility property of column with Parameters passed.So that user can see only those column for which they pass values.I am getting error "Index was outside the bounds of the array"

I write this expression under Column(Date)-->Property-->visibility --> hidden--> expression
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For the Data Driven Subscription in SSRS we are using the following stored procedure

In Step 3 - Create a data-driven subscription

create procedure spRSGetReportSettings


@ReportID as integer

) as


set nocount on

declare @t as table(y int not null primary key)


@cols as nvarchar(max),

@y as int,

@sql as nvarchar(max)

set @cols=stuff(

(select N',' + quotename(y) as [text()]

from (select ParameterName as y from Reportsettings where reportid=1) as Y

order by y

For XML Path('')),1,1,N'');

set @sql=N'select * from

(select reportid,parametername, parametervalue from ReportSettings where reportid= ' + Cast(@ReportID as varchar(5)) +' ) as D

pivot(min(parametervalue) for parametername in(' + @cols +N')) as p'

exec sp_executesql @sql


Basically the idea is to maintain a single report parameter setting table for multiple reports.

Structure of the table is as given below

ReportID, ParameterName, ParameterValue.

Using Pivot we can generate the ParameterName/ParameterValue combinations for each report. This stored procedure is working fine in query editors(Management Studio)

But, in SSRS it is giving any results.

In Step 4 - Create a data-driven subscription,

Get the value from the database drop down, I am not getting any database columns.

Please help.


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What happened to the rest of the data?

All the cells and rows I want to display have the Visibility Hidden set to false. I tried removing the objects I added (to the 4th level group footer) and it still does not work. Is this a bug or did I set something that is hiding the data.



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Hopefully that makes sense,

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I installed Visual Studio 2008 beta on the development PC and it appears that it needs SSRS installed on it too. So I installed SQL 2008 SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) and SQL 2008 Workstation Components onto the developer PC. Next I run the SQL 2008 "Reporting Services Configuration" tool. When I click on the "Web Service URL" section it hangs indefinitely and I have to force it closed.

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Hi Craig/Kamal,

I got your email address from your web cast. I really enjoyed the web cast and found it to be
very informative.

Our company is planning to use SSIS (VS 2005 / SQL Server 2005). I have a quick question
regarding the product. I have looked for the information on the web, but was not able to find
relevant information.

We are getting Source data from two of our client in the form of Excel Sheet. These Excel sheets
Are generated using reporting services. On examining the excel sheet, I found out that the name
Of the columns contain data itself, so the names are not static such as Jan 2007 Sales, Feb 2007 Sales etc etc.
And even the number of columns are not static. It depends upon the range of date selected by the user.

I wanted to know, if there is a way to import Excel sheet using Integration Services by defining the position
Of column, instead of column name and I am not sure if there is a way for me to import excel with dynamic
Number of columns.

Your help in this respect is highly appreciated!


Hi Anthony, I am glad the Web cast was helpful.

Kamal and I have both moved on to other teams in MSFT and I am a little rusty in that area, though in general dynamic numbers of columns in any format is always tricky. I am just assuming its not feasible for you to try and get the source for SSIS a little closer to home, e.g. rather than using Excel output from Reporting Services, use the same/some form of the query/data source that RS is using.

I suggest you post a question on the SSIS forum on MSDN and you should get some good answers.


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E.g. Published parent table that contains suppliers names, etc. while child table is suppliers' products. The filter queries host_name(s) linked to suppliers in unpublished table elsewhere.

First initial sync with snapshot is correct and as I expected - PDA receives only the data from parent (and thus child tables) that matches the row filter for the host_name provided.

However - in my scenario host_name <--> suppliers may later be updated E.g. more suppliers assigned to a PDA for use or vice versa. But when I merge the mobile DB, the new data is not downloaded? Tried re-running snapshot, etc., no change.

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I run a 'harmless' update on parent table using TSQL e.g. "update table set 'X' = 'X'" and re-sync. Now the new parent records are downloaded - but the child records are not!

Question: I wonder why if parent records are supplied, why not child records?

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I will ultimately have about 100 of these things. My plan was using Dynamic SQL to go execute the function.

Note: The function just returns a bit.

So; here's what I had in mind ...

if isnull(@FnNameYN,'') <> ''
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@FnNameYN varchar(50),
@InvLineID int,
@FnBit bit output

declare @SQL varchar(8000)

set @SQL = '
if dbo.' + @FnNameYN + ' (' + convert(varchar(31),@InvLineID) + ')) = 1
set @FnBit = 1
set @FnBit = 0'

exec (@SQL)

Obviously; @FnBit is not defined in @SQL so that execution will not work.
Server: Msg 137, Level 15, State 1, Line 4
Must declare the variable '@FnBit'.
Server: Msg 137, Level 15, State 1, Line 5
Must declare the variable '@FnBit'.

So; is there a way to get a value out of a Dynamic SQL piece of code and get that value INTO my OUTPUT variable?

My many thanks to anyone who can solve this riddle for me.
Thank You!

Sigh: For now, it looks like I'll have a huge string of "IF" statements for each business rule function, as follows:
Hopefully a better solution comes to light.

------ Vertical Build1 - Std Vanes -----------
if @FnNameYN = 'fnb_YN_B1_14'
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set @FnBit = 1
set @FnBit = 0

------ Vertical Build1 - Scissor Vanes -----------
if @FnNameYN = 'fnb_YN_B1_15'
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set @FnBit = 1
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Does anyone know how to use Dynamic Cursor/ Dynamic SQL Statement?


-- SQL ---------------

char szCommand[] = "SELECT au_fname FROM authors WHERE au_lname = ?";
char szLastName[] = "White";
char szFirstName[30];

DECLARE author_cursor CURSOR FOR select_statement;

PREPARE select_statement FROM :szCommand;

EXEC SQL OPEN author_cursor USING :szLastName;
EXEC SQL FETCH author_cursor INTO :szFirstName;

Server: Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 23
Line 23: Incorrect syntax near ';'.
Server: Msg 1038, Level 15, State 1, Line 24
Cannot use empty object or column names. Use a single space if necessary.
Server: Msg 1038, Level 15, State 1, Line 25
Cannot use empty object or column names. Use a single space if necessary.
Server: Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 27
Line 27: Incorrect syntax near ';'.
Server: Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 30
Line 30: Incorrect syntax near 'select_statement'.
Server: Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 33
Line 33: Incorrect syntax near 'select_statement'.
Server: Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 35
Incorrect syntax near 'author_cursor'.
Server: Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 36
Line 36: Incorrect syntax near ':'.

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