How to set total pages based on a parameter

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I am working on a new report that prints custom 4x10 labels to a thermal printer. What I'd like to be able to do is pass the number of labels that need to be printed to the report as a parameter then create that many pages of the reprot. The query only returns one record because the labels are identical EXCEPT for the page number, so I can't just say print XX number of copies.
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Just curious, what value does the page number add to the report? Easy solution would be to remove the page num and use the copies :)

If you really must go down this road, you need to find a way to return XX number of records for SSRS to consume.  This would probably involve a stored procedure.

Pass parameters into stored procedure, populate temporary table w/ correct info and return to SSRS to use for printing.  

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ID: 26293112
I can't use the copies option to print because I need to show the page number on each label. So if I did 50 copies it would just say 1 on all of them instead of 1-50.

I had a feeling I would need to modify my stored procedure to create a row for each label. Sounds like this is my only option.
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Unfortunately, I can't think of any other option to accomplish this in SSRS.  

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