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need to format tablix cell based on data

Posted on 2011-02-15
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SSRS Newbie here.
Using SQL 2008 R2

I need to examine a report tablix cell and, if it begins with a certain text, say "xyz:" I need to change the background color of that cell and peel off the letters "xyz:".

So if the data was "xyz:Michigan" the report would show the word "Michigan" with a green background.

I know I can go into the textbox proprties fill property and do something like:
=Iif(ReportItems!State like "xyz:", "Green", "No Color")

So, for color changing the cell background, the problem is of course that SSRS doesn't like the "like" operator. What can I use in its place?

I'm not even sure where to begin on removing the "xyz:". Any ideas from our SSRS experts?

As a follow-up, does anyone have a good link to SSRS Expression examples? I've tried the one in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms157328.aspx) and while it has some good examples, none that really help me here.

Thanks in advance.
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by:planocz
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Ok here you go...
Place this code in your Report Properties Code Tab.......
Public Function ReplaceData(ByVal str As String, ByVal sData As String) As String
        Return System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(sData, str, "")
End Function

The str is the string you are searching for; and the sData is the whole data field that you are wanting to check.

Place this example code in your Textbox or Cell
=Code.ReplaceData("xyz", "xyz:Michigan")
on the report field more like this
=Code.ReplaceData("xyz",Fields!MyData.Value)
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by:kalittaair
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Planocz,

Firstly, thank you for your quick posting and I apologize for the delayed response. I've been out of the office.

This works great except when the data returned is NULL. In that case I get an "#Error" in my field. Sometimes the data coming back from the DB will be NULL. In that case it should do nothing, and just display no value. How can I handle that?

Also, any idea on how I can change the background color when the "xyz:" exists?

Thanks again.
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by:planocz
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Change to this code

Public Function ReplaceData(ByVal str As String, ByVal sData As String) As String
        If IsNothing(str) then
           Return Nothing
        Else
           Return System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(sData, str, "")
       End If
       Return Nothing
End Function
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by:kalittaair
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All works great. Thanks for all your help!
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