Step By Step SSRS in 11 Hours: Hour 4


This article shows how to create a report that expects a parameter, in other words, a parameterized report. We pass CountryRowId as the parameter and we get all the states of that country.

SSRS Report with Parameter

Step 1
  • In order to create a shared dataset, right-click on "Shared Datasets" and click on "Add New Dataset".

    add new dataset
Step 2
  • Provide an appropriate name of dataset.
  • Select the data source.
  • Select the "Stored Procedure" radio button and provide the Stored Procedure name.

    choose datasource
Step 3
  • Now let's add the report. Right-click on "Reports", select "Add" and click on "New Item…".

    add report
Step 4
  • Select Report and provide an appropriate report name.

    report name
Step 5
  • To add a parameter, right-click on "Parameters" in Report Data and click on "Add Parameter…".

    adding parameter
Step 6
  • Provide a parameter name and change its visibility to visible.

    report parameter properties
Step 7
  • Add a data source in the report data.
  • Right-click on "Data Sources" and click on "Add Data Source…".

    adding datasource
Step 8
  • Provide a data source name and select a data source reference.

    datasource reference
Step 9
  • Add the data set to the report data.
  • Right-click on "Datasets" and click on "Add Dataset…".

    dataset adding
Step 10
  • Provide the data set name and select shared data set.

    shared dataset
Step 11
  • Open the report file.
  • Right-click on the design surface, select "Insert" and click on "Table".

    inserting table
Step 12
  • It will add a table to the report design surface.
  • Set "State Row ID" and "State Name" in two different column headers.
  • Map "StateRowID" in the first column.

Step 13
  • Map "StateName" in the second column.

Step 14
  • Select and delete the third column.

    delete column
Step 15
  • Now the report design is ready.

    report design
Step 16
  • Click on preview to check the report.
  • Pass a parameter value.

    report preview
Step 17
  • You can see the list of states for the country you passed in the parameter.

    states report

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