In this article we will show you, How to Create a List Report in SSRS. The SSRS List reports are helpful to place the Column values, along with the charts or respective images. So, here we will show you the step by step approach to create Lit Report in SSRS with example.
To demonstrate the same, We are going to use below shown Data Set. Please refer Embedded Data Source and Dataset articles to understand the steps involved in creating Embedded Data Source, and Data set that we used for this report.
and the Custom SQL query that we used in the above Data set is:
-- Create List Report in SSRS
SELECT [FirstName] + ' ' + [LastName] AS [FullName]
,SUM(FACT.SalesAmount) AS SalesAmount
,SUM(FACT.TotalProductCost) AS ProductCost
FROM [DimEmployee] AS EMP
INNER JOIN [FactResellerSales] AS FACT ON
EMP.EmployeeKey = FACT.EmployeeKey
GROUP BY [FirstName]
Data written by the above query is:
Create a List Report in SSRS
To demonstrate the steps involved to Create a List Report in SSRS, We are going to use the previously generated report that we shown below. Please refer Create a New Report, and Add headers and Footer to SSRS Report article for adding Page headers.
In order to add the List Item to report designer, please right-click on the report area, and select the Insert, and then List option from the context menu as we shown below.
Once you select the List option from the context menu, a new List Item will be added to the report area.
For the demonstration purpose, let me drag and drop the [Full Name] column from the ListDS to the List area.
Next, we will add one more Text box inside the List area. And to do so, please right-click on the List area, and select the Insert, and then Text Box option from the context menu as we shown below.
As you can see we added the custom Text called (Employee Name] to the newly added text box.
Use the above specified approach to add custom text for Email ID, and the Designation. Next, drag and drop Email Address, and the Title columns from the ListDs to List area.
Within the Report preview, you can see the Custom text, and the corresponding column values.
List area is nothing but a rectangle. If you right-click on the list area will open the context menu. Please select the Rectangle Properties.. option from the context menu to alter the existing properties of the list area. Please refer Add Rectangle to SSRS Report article to understand the rectangle format options.
Let me show you the Report preview. As you can see that the list is displaying the items with beautiful font. This is because we formatted all the text boxes in side the list area. I suggest you to refer Formatting Text Box article to understand the steps involved in formatting the text boxes.
Let me add the Image to the List area. As you can see that we are assigning the Employee Photo column as the image source. I suggest you to refer Display Image in SSRS Report article to understand the steps involved in adding image to report.
Click OK to close the properties window, and adjust the text box length, and widths
Click on the preview tab to see the report preview.
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