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How can I build a glossary on SSRS reports?

Posted on 2013-12-06
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I have implemented a new SSRS report based on new terminology, unfamiliar to the masses.

What I would like to do:

1. Place ? icons on the main report page and then on each column

2. When either icon is clicked:
a. Main Report Page - To Provide overall purpose of the report
b. On Each Column  - To Provide a definition of the terminology used or definition of the formulas used.

I do not want to utilize tool tips but rather through a glossary database.
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If you don't want tool tips then I think the only remaining built-in option is drill through in which the ? image gets clicked and you use the Action > Go To Report functionality to display the description.

The report to which you're navigating should have one parameter to indicate what description it needs to display, some code or identifier.  And this code gets passed in from the image's Action.
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V V, I know what your saying and I also need to build the database structure to hold the glossary.
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Your table can be relatively simple, something like:

      GlossaryID int NOT NULL IDENTITY (1, 1),
      Code varchar(10) NOT NULL,
      Description varchar(1000) NOT NULL
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