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How do I use substring from Multi select  parameter in SSRS

Posted on 2009-07-01
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In a SSRS report I am displaying values from multi select parameter.

right now I am using =Join( Parameters![paremetername].Value, ", " )

Out put I get now " usa-Newyork, England-London, usa-Chicago, Canada-Toronta"

The Out put I want "Newyork, London, Chicago, Toronto"

Basically what I want to display is the text after "-"

Thanks



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You just need to do the substring bit before the Join. One second and I'll get you an example.

Rob
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Oh, I'm not thinking... yeah, you can't easily apply the InStr to each value in the array. Hold on...
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Put this in the Code section of Report Properties:

Public Function SplitDash(ByVal Vals As Array) As String
  Dim sOutput as string
  Dim i as integer

  sOutput = ""
  For i = 0 to Vals.Length -1
    sOutput = sOutput & ", " & right(Vals(i),Len(Vals(i))-InStr(Vals(i),"-"))
  Next

  return right(sOutput, len(sOutput)-2)
End Function

And then have your expression as:

=Code.SplitDash(Parameters!param.Value)

Hope this works... I feel like it's clumsy, but it's probably not too bad. Works on 2005 too.

Rob
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Where Can I find the Properties of the report.
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In the Reports menu when you're on the Layout tab.
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by:Chris Luttrell
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Rob, cool code solution!

KuldeepReddy, the image below should help you find where to put Rob's code.
SSRS2008CustomCodeScreen.png
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It worked, thanks a lot
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KuldeepReddy,
Not that I don't love to get points, but you've got to give Rob the credit (or at least most of it) for the code, I just pointed you to where to paste it into.
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Ah - but I didn't put a picture there. I was only on EE Mobile and couldn't put pictures in.

It's not about the points, although it would be nice to get a bit closer to Master in SQL 2008.
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Yeah I have mistakenly Accepted that as Solution. By the time I have realised that I  have accepted that as a Solution.
I have tried to reassign the Points but I dont know how to Re Assign the Points in EE. Thanks Rob
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KuldeepReddy,
You can request attention at the top of page right under your question and ask to reopen to change the points.
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Thanks everyone - you really didn't have to do this.
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Thanks mark
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I am Very Thankful to Both Rob and CGLuttrell
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