Reporting Services: Create Centralized Report Headers Using Subreports

Wednesday Oct 10th 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Do you find yourself copying and pasting code from report to report in order to standardize a look and feel? Don't you wish there was a better way to centralize your reporting designs and re-use snippets of code in creative ways?

[From MSSQLTips]

In the SQL Server 2005 documentation, Microsoft suggests that "[if] you have used subreports in the past to display separate groups of data, consider using data regions (tables, matrices, lists, or charts) instead. But does that mean if you are using SQL Server 2005, you should avoid using subreports altogether?

Do you find yourself copying and pasting code from report to report in order to standardize a look and feel? Don't you wish there was a better way to centralize your reporting designs and re-use snippets of code in creative ways?

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