Solved

Mailing label report in reporting services using asp.net 2008

Posted on 2010-08-30
8
529 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Dear Experts,

I have one web application with asp.net 2008 with reporting services inbuilt.  I am trying to make one mailing label report using vs.net studio.  I have defined following margins for the report.

In report properties-> layout tab.

Columns : 3
Spacing : 0.14

In Body Properties :
Width : 2in
Height : 1.125in

Then in body, i have taken one table with single cell and in that i have added Address field that i want to print as label.

When i preview the report in my asp.net page it displays only single column on page and other columns on next page. But when i export the same report in PDF format, it displays the report properly in a single page 3 columns.

Am i doing something wrong?

Please help.

Thanks and Regards
Subodh Anant Mestry
0
Comment
Question by:swarajya
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Auric1983
ID: 33566292
No you aren't doing anything wrong.

There is a limitation in the Reporting Services rendering engine that cannot represent columns when viewed certain ways.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Auric1983
ID: 33566328
If you Export to TIFF or PDF it will work, or printing according to the info I can find.

Sorry I had a link to an old MS KB article about this, but can't seem to find it now. Will keep searching
0
 

Author Comment

by:swarajya
ID: 33607363
Is there any solution for this problem?
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Auric1983
ID: 33616982
Unfortunately the only solution I was ever able to find was to export to PDF (or TIFF) and print from there.
0
 

Author Comment

by:swarajya
ID: 33769659
This is not a solution for my question
Please close this question.
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Auric1983 earned 250 total points
ID: 33769749
swarajya,

Please see the "newsletter-style columns" heading on this MS article. Particularily and I quote "Columns are only applied when you render and print reports in PDF or Image" This is a known issue with SSRS.  There is no known solution for this, only work arounds, such as rendering to image or PDF first and then printing.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677374.aspx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:swarajya
ID: 33950002
This is not the complete solution for me as i need to show the columns in columnar format
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Auric1983
ID: 33950021
What about setting up a schedule to automatically deliver the document in PDF or Tiff format so that it is rendered correctly?  

Conversely you can also create a custom link that automatically renders to PDF so the users don't have extra steps...
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A recent questions about how to add SSRS named instances, couldn't find any that talks about SQL server 2008, anyway I decided to help by creating some screen shots. The installation is straightforward, you just pop the SQL server 2008 installati…
In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question