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I have a report that and am going to create subscriptions for .. I have date parameters on this report ; how do I format the dates on the parameter to send the reports at the end of each month for the full month. The dates in the report are in the datetime-calender format ie (between 10/01/2010 and 10/31/2010) Report-Subscription-Screen.doc
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You should enter the dates as you mentioned like 10/01/2010 and 10/31/2010.
But I think this will be good only for this subscription and you will have to do this month by month or create 12 subscriptions – one for each month.
Here’s what I would do instead if this is a monthly report that you want sent out automatically by the subscription let's say on the first day of each month for the whole previous month.
a.      I would create a new SQL stored procedure and use it into a new monthly report and leaving the one with parameters for user to run it ad-hoc if needed.
b.      In the SP I would calculate/assign the beginning/end of each month to variables and use that SP instead of the one with parameters for this purpose.
c.      I would create a monthly report that calls this SP with one subscription to send it out on snapshot updated or schedule whatever you choose.

In this scenario all you need to worry is when you schedule/run the report that calls this SP so you know how to would calculate/assign the beginning/end of each month to variables. I personally would run it immediately after midnight on the first day of each month for the previous month.
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Thank you @Icohan Can you give me an example of that type of SP?
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CREATE PROCEDURE mth_report
AS
BEGIN
SET NOCOUNT OFF

DECLARE @begindate datetime
DECLARE @enddate datetime
DECLARE @date datetime

SET @date = dateadd (mm, -1, getdate()+13)
SET @begindate = dateadd(m, datediff(m, 0, @date-15), 0)
SET @enddate = DATEADD(s,-1,DATEADD(mm, DATEDIFF(m,0,@date),0))
PRINT @date
PRINT @begindate
PRINT @enddate

--then you will use them in a select or even execute the other SP with parameters passing the two dates
select * from my_table where report_date between @begindate and @enddate
exec report_monthly @begindate,@enddate

END
GO

!!!CAUTION that I included getdate()+13 just for you to see the date as it will be on Nov 1st and please remove the +13  from the code in case you want to use it.
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Nov  1 2010 11:04AM
Oct  1 2010 12:00AM
Oct 31 2010 11:59PM

Thank you! Cool why did I get this error---->Procedure Rpt has no parameters and arguments were supplied.

No rows affected.
(1 row(s) returned)
@RETURN_VALUE =
Finished running [dbo]

and the newbie question/ not sure of terminology :0) - How do I wire it to the report manager or call it?
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The error is most likely because you don't have a exec report_monthly SQL sp with @begindate,@enddate parameters....

Instead "report_monthly" you can plug in there the name of your stored procedure that the report with parameters is calling.

As far as coding....hmmm that's something you will need to learn or get someone to do it for you.
Briefly, you should create a new SSRS report to execute this new SP, then under execution you will schedule it to run on each 1st day of each month, then add a subscription to send it out on snapshot updated or at the desired time.

Hope this helps...
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by:SPLady
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Thank you!
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by:SPLady
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How do I refer to the report I want to run in this portion ----> (does it have to call another SP?) then you will use them in a select or even execute the other SP with parameters passing the two dates
select * from my_table where report_date between .... ...
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by:lcohan
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Here, use the code below to create a new SP (same as I posted above) and change its name into something meaningfulfor you. Inside it please replace "your_existing_report_code" with the actual sp name of your current SSRS report, or paste the SQL query code that your SSRS is running and use  @begindate and@enddate in it.

Execute (store) the Stored procedure in the same database you have your data and create a new SSRS report to run it each month as mentioned above. Here's the code:

CREATE PROCEDURE mthy_report
AS
BEGIN
SET NOCOUNT OFF

DECLARE @begindate datetime
DECLARE @enddate datetime
DECLARE @date datetime

SET @date = dateadd (mm, -1, getdate()+13)
SET @begindate = dateadd(m, datediff(m, 0, @date-15), 0)
SET @enddate = DATEADD(s,-1,DATEADD(mm, DATEDIFF(m,0,@date),0))

exec your_existing_report_code @begindate,@enddate

END
GO
 


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