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multi-column reports RRS feed

  • Question

  • Supposedly one goes to the 'columns' tab in 'report properties' to specify the number of report columns. 

    My VS2010 (version 4.0.30319 RTMRel) has no such tab so I am unable to specify columns.  How can I create a multi-column report?


    hpw
    Friday, April 15, 2011 1:46 PM

Answers

  • The feature is still there, and the SS2008 version of the doc is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159107(v=SQL.100).aspx.

    Note that it's not a "tab" nor in the Report Properties "Dialog Box". This is how to get it:

    1. Make sure you can see the properties window in VS (this is the same window that's shown typically in the lower right corner of the IDE where you can change file properties, control properties, etc.

    2. Open an RDLC file and make sure the report designer has focus.

    3. Go to the properties window and select Report in the drop-down list at the top.

    4. When the Report element has focus in the properties window, then you'll see columns related properties in there. Again, this is NOT the "report properties dialog box".


    Cephas Lin This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
    • Marked as answer by HowardW Monday, April 18, 2011 2:47 PM
    Monday, April 18, 2011 2:20 PM
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  • The report can contain one or more report items, such as a table/matrix. You can add columns to a table or matrix. The report itself has no columns to add.


    Cephas Lin This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
    Friday, April 15, 2011 6:43 PM
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  • I take it the 'columns' feature is no more.  Is there an update to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms155816(SQL.90).aspx or other guidance for creating a 'newspaper column' style report?
    hpw
    Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:51 AM
  • The feature is still there, and the SS2008 version of the doc is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159107(v=SQL.100).aspx.

    Note that it's not a "tab" nor in the Report Properties "Dialog Box". This is how to get it:

    1. Make sure you can see the properties window in VS (this is the same window that's shown typically in the lower right corner of the IDE where you can change file properties, control properties, etc.

    2. Open an RDLC file and make sure the report designer has focus.

    3. Go to the properties window and select Report in the drop-down list at the top.

    4. When the Report element has focus in the properties window, then you'll see columns related properties in there. Again, this is NOT the "report properties dialog box".


    Cephas Lin This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
    • Marked as answer by HowardW Monday, April 18, 2011 2:47 PM
    Monday, April 18, 2011 2:20 PM
    Moderator