Add a details group to a paginated report (Report Builder)

Applies to: Microsoft Report Builder (SSRS) Power BI Report Builder Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools

In a paginated report, the detail data from a report dataset is specified as a group with no group expression. Add a detail group to an existing tablix data region when you want to display the detail data for a matrix, add back detail data that you have deleted from a table or list, or to add additional detail groups. For more information about groups, see Understanding Groups (Report Builder and SSRS).


You can create and modify paginated report definition (.rdl) files in Microsoft Report Builder, Power BI Report Builder, and in Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools.

To add a details group to a tablix data region

  1. On the design surface, click anywhere in a tablix data region to select it. The Grouping pane displays the row and column groups for the selected data region.

  2. In the Grouping pane, right-click a group that is an innermost child group. Click Add Group, and then click Child Group. The Tablix Group dialog box opens.

  3. In Group expression, leave the expression blank. A details group has no expression.

  4. Select Show detail data.

  5. Select OK.

    A new details group is added as a child group in the Grouping pane, and the row handle for the group you selected in step 1 displays the details group icon. For more information about handles, see Tablix Data Region Cells, Rows, and Columns (Report Builder) and SSRS.

See Also

Add or Delete a Group in a Data Region (Report Builder and SSRS)
Understanding Groups (Report Builder and SSRS)
Tablix Data Region (Report Builder and SSRS)
Tables (Report Builder and SSRS) Matrices (Report Builder and SSRS)
Lists (Report Builder and SSRS)
Tables, Matrices, and Lists (Report Builder and SSRS)