SSRS 2008 Jump To Report

In report A, users will scroll way over to the right to find column called AMOUNT.  (It's a long report)
Users will then click the AMOUNT column, which will then Jump them to Report B.
When they are finished with Report B, they will click Back Arrow to go back to Report A.

Now, is there a way, when going back to Report A, I can get Report A positioned in the same area where the AMOUNT column was when they clicked it.

Right now, the users have to scroll way over to the right again to see the column called AMOUNT, when coming back from Report B.
thayduckProgrammer AnalystAsked:
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thayduckProgrammer AnalystAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I mean it is a wide report.
Megan BrooksSQL Server ConsultantCommented:
This seems to be my day for issues for which I never did find a good solution. There are some significant limitations in the provided report viewers, and this is one of them, along with the usability of the parameter UI, and the fact that the page advance control is at the top of the page, while the reader is at the bottom of the page when it is time to advance the page!

You could probably deal with most if not all of the issues by writing your own report viewer wrapper, hiding the built-in UI controls and supplying your own. You can also write your own report viewer, using just the Render output from the RS web service, but that would be more work. I have been tempted to do something like that as an open source project, and it is still a possibility, now that it looks like Microsoft is actively supporting Reporting Services again (with the 2016 release).

I remember looking, years ago, for RS web services API features that would let me page/scroll to where I wanted to be after running a drill-through report. I think I found something, but I never actually tried it, because I could never take time out to write my own report viewer code. I could have another look at the API, if it is something you might be able to use.

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thayduckProgrammer AnalystAuthor Commented:
No, don't bother. But, thanks for your input.
thayduckProgrammer AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your input.
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