SQL Reporting RTRIM and LTRIM

I have a field in a text box and that combines first and last name. If I didn't use TRIM there was too much space between the first and last name. Now when I add TRIM there is no space between first and last name.

How do I get a space between the first and last name?

here is my current syntax

=(TRIM(Fields!FRSTNAME.Value)+(Fields!LASTNAME.Value))

It prints on the report like this JOHNDOE I want it to show JOHN DOE
bkpierceAsked:
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Try this:

=(RTRIM(Fields!FRSTNAME.Value)+ ' ' + RTRIM(Fields!LASTNAME.Value))
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bkpierceAuthor Commented:
That gives me a syntax error.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
+ is concatenate operator in TSQL and gave it that by mistake..
Try this

=RTRIM(Fields!FRSTNAME.Value) & ' ' & RTRIM(Fields!LASTNAME.Value)
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bkpierceAuthor Commented:
It's still giving me a syntax error
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Assign ' ' to some variable and then pass the variable here and try

=RTRIM(Fields!FRSTNAME.Value) & some_variable & RTRIM(Fields!LASTNAME.Value)
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planoczCommented:
You have to use a Double Quote not single in your expression editer.
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bkpierceAuthor Commented:
Double quote worked pefect. Thank You
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