Reporting Services, access dataset from RDL custom code module
Posted on 2007-10-01
Using Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005, is it possible to access the report's dataset(s) from within a function implemented in the report's custom code module?
The custom code module I'm talking about is the one you see when you select Report - Report Properties from the VS 2005 Report Designer, in the Code tab. I'd like to be able to perform lookups into the report's datasets within the body of a function in this code module.
function LookupStoreName(ZipCode as string) as String
'// ... code to access dataset, do some logic, return a value
To save you some trouble: yes I know that I could call a SQL Server function in a dataset definition. I need this functionality to be callable from a textbox value expression and not as a Fields!XXX.value or Parameters!XXX.value reference. It needs to function independent of the report's main dataset.