?
Solved

How can I build a glossary on SSRS reports?

Posted on 2013-12-06
3
Medium Priority
?
565 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
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.
0
Comment
Question by:rhservan
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:ValentinoV
ID: 39705515
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rhservan
ID: 39730432
V V, I know what your saying and I also need to build the database structure to hold the glossary.
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
ValentinoV earned 2000 total points
ID: 39731421
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
0

Featured Post

Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

Question has a verified solution.

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

When trying to connect from SSMS v17.x to a SQL Server Integration Services 2016 instance or previous version, you get the error “Connecting to the Integration Services service on the computer failed with the following error: 'The specified service …
Ready to get certified? Check out some courses that help you prepare for third-party exams.
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for date manipulation functions and by using a select few of these functions, show how date based data can be manipulated with these functions.
SQL Database Recovery Software repairs the MDF & NDF Files, corrupted due to hardware related issues or software related errors. Provides preview of recovered database objects and allows saving in either MSSQL, CSV, HTML or XLS format. Ensures recov…

589 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