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SSRS pass multiple values parameter as single string to stored procedure

I have a store procedure that has a parameter of varchar(max). this parameter is use to build the where clause for an "IN" statement. example user provides one of the following"
and so forth. or they can pass as returns
The store procedure works. Problem is the parameter when passing through SSRS. If I leave as is. The comma delimited way works. but user can't really see the list and their list may not be comma delimited. When I change the data type in the report parameter properties to "allow multiple values" the stored procedure doesn't like it. I get error:
"must declare the scalar variable "@parameter".
My guess its trying to send as multiple parameters as oppose as one string.
Hope this make sense. Any ideas? using SSRS 2008 and SQL Server 2008

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8/22/2022 - Mon

In the SSRS report, on the parameters tab of the query definition, set the parameter value to

=join(Parameters!<your param name>.Value,",")
In your query, you can then reference the value like so:

where yourColumn in (@<your param name>)

lcohan, sorry for slow response. was unable to connect all day yesterday. Not sure where to put the code =join(Parameters!<your param name>.Value,","). I'm using bids 2008 to build the report. I've attached an image of the Report Parameter Properties. Is somewhere in here where I add it?

Side note question. Can I use a later version of Bids and still run report on SSRS 2008?

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