In this article we will show you, How to create and configure the Data Bars in SQL Server Reporting Services 2014. For this, We are going to use below shown report. Please refer SSRS Table Report, Data Source and Dataset articles to understand the creation of Data Source, Dataset and Table report. If you observe the below screenshot, It was a normal Table report with State Name and Sales Amount columns.
SQL Command we used as the Dataset is:
SELECT Geo.EnglishCountryRegionName AS Country,
Geo.StateProvinceName AS State,
SUM(Cust.YearlyIncome) AS YearlyIncome,
SUM(Fact.SalesAmount) AS SalesAmount
FROM DimCustomer AS Cust
FactInternetSales AS Fact ON
Cust.CustomerKey = Fact.CustomerKey
DimGeography AS Geo ON
Cust.GeographyKey = Geo.GeographyKey
GROUP BY Geo.EnglishCountryRegionName,
ORDER BY Country
Creating Data Bars in SSRS 2014
In this example, We will create and add the Data Bar on the right hand side of the Sales Amount. First, Let us create an Empty column by right clicking on the Sales Amount column and select the Insert Column option and then select Right option as shown below.
Now, Drag and drop the Drop the Data Bars from Toolbox to Empty column. When you drag and Drop the Data Bars from Toolbox to Empty column, a new window called Select Data Bar Type will be opened to select required Data Bar or Data Column from the available once. In this example, we are selecting Simple Data Bar as shown in below screenshot.
Click Ok to add Data Bar to newly created empty cell.
Now, we have to configure the values of a Data Bars. First, Click on the Blue bar from the below screenshot will open the Chart Data window
In this example, we want to show the Sales Amount in Data Bars so, Please drag and drop or select the Sales Amount as the Chart Value.
NOTE: Please be careful when dragging the columns to values region, if you mishandled or dropped in design area will end up in mess.
Click on the Preview button to see the report preview.
If you observe the above screenshot, It is providing perfect result but we are unable to identify the value represented by the Data Bar (Sales Amount in each state). To resolve these situations, We have to use the Data Labels.
First, Right click on the Blue bars and select the Show Data Labels option from the context menu to show the values.
Now, Let us format the Numbers produced by the Data labels. First, right-click on the value will open the context menu as shown in below screenshot. Please select the Series Label Properties.. option from that menu
Once you click the Series Label Properties.. option, a new window will be opened to format the series labels. Here, we are changing the numbers to currency and removing the decimal values.
Click Ok to finish formatting the Data Labels. Lets click on Preview tab to see the Report preview.
We just used the Sorting at Tablix level to sort the data by Sales Amount in Descending Order. Lets see the preview now
TIP: Please refer Data Bars in SSRS Matrix Reports to understand the configuration of Data Bars in Matrix Reports
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