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SSRS 2008 – Text Properties

I recently started to use the SQL 2008 Reporting Services in BIDS 2008. There are many nice enhancements in the new version. The first enhancement I noticed is the new Report Data window. Report Data can be viewed by going to View menu then select View Data option at the bottom of the option list.

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Report parameters, and Images, and Datasets are nicely organized into their own folders, and no longer hidden.

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The second change you would notice right away is that everything is a Tablix now. Although both Table and Matrix are available as Report Items in the Toolbox, they are both a type of Tablix with configurable Row Groups and Column Groups. This enhancement makes it a lot easier for data grouping/summarizing.

But the feature I like right away is the ability to set properties for texts, instead of being forced to set properties for the entire textbox as in BIDS 2005.

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I am able to set part of the text in a textbox to blue, underlined, and jumping to a URL.

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