Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

SQL Server Select with bold text?

Posted on 2013-01-24
7
Medium Priority
?
3,960 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-25
In my code below I'm doing a select with the (new line) CHAR(10) statement

Any way I can declare on the SQL side (for my SSRS report) bold text?

[Contact Notes]
 is working correctly with new lines

I need to make the name bold


Select blah,
           blah,
               STUFF(( SELECT ' ' + CC.[First Name] + ' ' + CC.[Last Name] + '-' + B.Notes + CHAR(10)+ CHAR(10)			 
			FROM	dbo.[Client Contact Events] AS B
			INNER JOIN dbo.[Client Contacts] CC
			ON B.[Contact ID] = CC.[Contact ID]
			WHERE	[CVT].[Client ID] = B.[Client ID]
				AND	B.EventType = 'Visit'
				AND	B.[Contact Date] > [CVT].createdDate  FOR XML PATH ('')),1,0,'') AS [Contact Notes]
From myTable

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:lrbrister
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 38816106
try CHAR(10)+CHAR(13)
0
 

Author Comment

by:lrbrister
ID: 38816143
I think I mis-stated up what I'm trying to accomplish.
In my select above the the carriage returns are returning correctly in SSRS as you can see.

I want to make the NAMES bold in my SSRS. (Yellow highlights below)
I'm fairly sure I could accomplish in SSRS in the expression by bolding everything up to the hyphen...but would rather handle from the SQL side if possible.

Off hand I don;t think it can be done.

SSRS Screen Pront
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
JonMny earned 1000 total points
ID: 38816185
I dont think it's possible. Unless you can use 2008
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:UnifiedIS
ID: 38816304
Formatting options should be handled in your presentation layer (the report) so even if possible, I wouldn't recommend it.
1
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Nico Bontenbal
ID: 38817675
As JonMny says it can be done with 2008 using html tags:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc627491(v=sql.100).aspx
Change your query so it returns a string like:
<b>Dinette Blessinger</b>-Stopping .....
Then set the ' Interpret HTML tags as styles' property on your Contact Notes column.
0
 
LVL 37

Assisted Solution

by:ValentinoV
ValentinoV earned 1000 total points
ID: 38818191
If you need part of your string to be formatted differently (i.e. bolded) than the rest of the string, in 2005 you don't have a lot of options.  No HTML, no placeholder in the Textbox...

The only thing you can do is use two separate textboxes and format those as expected.  To put two textboxes next to each other in one table cell, first put a Rectangle in that cell.  Then you can add two textboxes inside that rectangle.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lrbrister
ID: 38818499
Thanks folks. Using 2005 so not possible
0

Featured Post

Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Question has a verified solution.

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

International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…
Viewers will learn how to use the INSERT statement to insert data into their tables. It will also introduce the NULL statement, to show them what happens when no value is giving for any given column.

715 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