SSRS Text Formatting Question

I have the following in SQL server to format an account number.

What is the syntax to do this in SSRS?

AcountNo = SUBSTRING(GLA.GLAccount,1,1) + '-' + SUBSTRING(GLA.GLAccount,2,7) + '-' + SUBSTRING(GLA.GLAccount,7,10)

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Megan BrooksSQL Server ConsultantCommented:
It's very similar, but use double quotes instead of single quotes. Where are you going to use the formatted account number, in a derived column transformation?
Not sure if Substring is in SSRS but you can also use:

Left([text], [num])
Right([text], [num])
Mid([text], [start], [len])
Megan BrooksSQL Server ConsultantCommented:
Yes, Substring is an SSIS function.
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
There seems to be some confusion here.  Here's an attempt to set things straight.

Substring is not a function of SSRS.  But there is a function with a different name and exactly the same functionality: Mid()

The code snippet in attach is assuming that you're retrieving a field called GLAccount through your dataset.

Alternatively, you could produce this custom field in the query of your dataset.  In that case you can use exactly the same code as you've provided!


=Mid(Fields!GLAccount.Value, 1, 1) + "-" + Mid(Fields!GLAccount.Value, 2, 7) + "-" + Mid(Fields!GLAccount.Value, 7, 10)

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I didn't think Substring was a function in SSRS, hence I provided the others above :)
Megan BrooksSQL Server ConsultantCommented:
It's not, I don't think. I misread the question.
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