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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.


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


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.


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

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