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SSRS Report Header and Footer

HI i am a newbie to SSRS, could anybodyplease tell me
what information do i have to include in the Report Header and Footer in general ?
for example if i am developing a  summary report which provides the total number of patients by sex and age band,
what do u think best fits in the header and footer metadata in the above example ?

Many thanks..
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Auric1983Commented:
gvamsimba,

Typically, my report header will include a meaningful name for the report, in this case something along the lines of Patient Demographic Summary, the company logo, if the report has any parameters I also include them  here. For example if you have a date range you are reporting on I would say  something like

Patient Demographic Summary (larger text, bold perhaps)
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Between StartDate and EndDate

As for the footer, I usually put the Page number, the Execution time (Globals!ExecutionTime)

In my line of business, a lot of our reports are Company Confidential, or Department Confidential, so I usually note that on the report header or footer as well.
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gvamsimbaAuthor Commented:
OK Thanks for the information Auric..shall i use a text box for header and footer ? and also can u please give me the expression for adding 'Between StartDate and EndDate ' Parameters in the  report header ?
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Auric1983Commented:

Yes I use textboxes.

The expression for the date parameters... i'm assuming you have parameters named @StartDate and @EndDate

="Between: " Parameters!StartDate.Value + " and " + Parameters!EndDate.Value


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gvamsimbaAuthor Commented:
great...many thanks..
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