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Reporting Services: Can I Add Columns at Runtime?

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Hi,

A Reporting Services newbie here...Can I add columns to a report at runtime? I have some .NET datagrids that I add template columns to at runtime based on a datacolumn naming convention. I would like to do something similar in Reporting Services. Is this possible?

For example, I have this large query that returns data like:
UPC# - UPC Description - Store #1 - Store #2 - etc...

...so I would like my report to have the "UPC#" and "UPC Description" as static columns, and then the ability to add a column to the report for each "Store".

If this is possible, and you can provide a snippet of how to do this, it would be greatly appreciated. If the answer is no this is not possible, then the reward is not so great :)

Thanks in advance,

Phil
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You can return

UPC#, UPC description, Store #1
UPC#, UPC description, Store #2
...

and add list with a matrix on the stores column.  Sorry I can't explain exactly how off the top of my head, but look at the adventureworks sample for an example. (It should be in the samples folder)

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by:ppastor
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Thanks, that IS pretty close, but how do I add a Column Header like "UPC Number" above the UPC# field? Also, I have a field which is the SUM of all Store values for each UPC. Any way to get that at the end of the row, instead of before the store columns?
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Sorry I did not answer your last question. I don't have access to SRS this week so I could not do any tests.
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