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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2 by Kimberly Tripp, Paul Randal, Paul Nielsen, Brad McGehee, Greg Low, Louis Davidson, Kalen Delaney

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Chapter 42. Developing sharable managed code expressions in SSRS

William (Bill) Vaughn

Anyone who’s been tasked with creating a customized report knows that it’s all about the expressions. Once the parameters are defined, the datasets built, the groups configured, and the columns laid out, it’s the expressions that give the report the readability and functionality customers demand. As the number of reports grows, the need to reuse common expression code grows with it. This chapter is about sharing expression code. As I walk you through how you can apply bits of logic to report expressions, I’ll point out ways to build strategies that make it easier to update several reports when the expression code has to change.

Although the report processor ...

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