Can a SSRS report open embedded external URLs automatically without user interaction?

JeffVanDalen-2589 1 Reputation point

I want to include the contents of an embedded URL within a report. The URL contents need to appear automatically, without user interaction, as the report will displayed on digital signage screens.

Currently, I have embedded the URL in a text box, using the Action | Go to URL. After clicking on the URL, contents will appear correctly in the same window.

Is it possible to eliminate the need to click on the URL? There is no interaction possible when the report is displayed in the digital signage application.

SQL Server Reporting Services
SQL Server Reporting Services
A SQL Server technology that supports the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, web-based reports.
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  1. AniyaTang-MSFT 12,216 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @JeffVanDalen-2589

    Are you trying to embed an entire web page in SSRS? This seems impossible to do. Unless you're embedding an external image, then you can add an image to the report that points to an external image URL. You can check this link:

    If the answer is helpful, please click Accept Answer and Up-Vote for the same. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,


  2. Olaf Helper 38,711 Reputation points

    The URL contents need to appear automatically, without user interaction,

    A report is intended to represent data for analysing; not for showing web side content.

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