Add Headers and Footers to SSRS Report

In this article, we will show you how to add Headers and Footers to SSRS Report. Or, How to add or remove Page Headers and Footers in SSRS Report.

Both SSRS Headers and Footers will repeat in each page generated by the Report. These are very helpful to place the Report Title, Company Logo, Company Address, Report Generated Time, Page Numbers, etc.

For this example, We are going to use the below-shown DataSet. Please refer to Shared Data Source and Dataset articles to understand the steps involved in creating Shared Data Sources and Dataset that we used for this SSRS report.

Table DataSet 1

And the Custom SQL query that we used in the above Dataset is:

-- Add, or Remove Headers and Footers on SSRS Report
SELECT Prodcat.EnglishProductCategoryName,
       prodSubcat.EnglishProductSubcategoryName,  
       prod.EnglishProductName, 
       prod.Color, 
       fact.[TotalProductCost],
       fact.SalesAmount, 
       fact.TaxAmt,
       fact.[OrderDate],
       fact.[ShipDate] 
FROM dbo.DimProduct as prod 
  INNER JOIN 
dbo.DimProductSubcategory AS prodSubcat ON 
       prod.ProductSubcategoryKey = prodSubcat.ProductSubcategoryKey 
  INNER JOIN  
dbo.DimProductCategory AS Prodcat ON 
       prodSubcat.ProductCategoryKey = Prodcat.ProductCategoryKey 
  INNER JOIN  
dbo.FactInternetSales AS fact ON 
       fact.ProductKey = prod.ProductKey
WHERE SalesAmount >= 3500

To explain the steps involved in add or remove Page Headers and Footers in SSRS Report, We are going to use below shown report.

Please refer to Table ReportFormat Table articles to understand the creation, formatting table reports, and see Grouping in Table article for Grouping techniques.

Simple Table Report 2

How to add Headers and Footers to SSRS Report

To add the SSRS Report Headers, or Page Headers, right-click on the empty space in the report designer to open the context menu. From it, please select the Insert -> Page Header option.

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Now you can see the Page Header in SSRS Report. You can use this Header to add the Company Logo, report Name.

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To add the SSRS Report footer or page Footer, right-click on the empty space around the table report in the report designer and select the Insert -> Page Footer option.

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Now you can see the Page Footer in SSRS Report. You can use this Footer to Place the Company Address, Page Numbers, Report Generated Time.

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For the demonstration purpose, we will add our Logo to the Page Header. And to do so, right-click on the Page Header and select the Image option from the context menu.

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Now you can see the Logo, and this Logo will repeat in every Page.

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Let me add a text box with random data to demonstrate the Page footer advantages.

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As you can see, we added Report is Generated By Suresh to the text box, and we want this text to repeat in each page

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Let me adjust the extra spaces between the Page Header, Table report, and Footer

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Now you can see the Logo in the page header

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and text in the same page footer

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Let me open the Last page so that, you can see the Header and Footer in one screenshot

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Remove Headers and Footers on SSRS Report

It is straightforward to remove Headers and Footers on SSRS Report. Please right-click on the Page Header and select the Remove Page Header option from the context menu.

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To remove the Page Footer, Please right-click on the Page Footer. Next, select the Remove Page Footer option from it.

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From the below screenshot you can see that we successfully removed the Page Header and Footer.

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