Add code to a paginated report (Report Builder)

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

In any expression, you can call your own custom code in a paginated report. You can provide code in the following two ways:

Add embedded code to a report

  1. In Design view, right-click the design surface outside the border of the report and select Report Properties.

  2. Select Code.

  3. In Custom code, enter the code. Errors in the code produce warnings when the report runs. The following example creates a custom function named ChangeWord that replaces the word Bike with Bicycle.

    Public Function ChangeWord(ByVal s As String) As String  
       Dim strBuilder As New System.Text.StringBuilder(s)  
       If s.Contains("Bike") Then  
          strBuilder.Replace("Bike", "Bicycle")  
          Return strBuilder.ToString()  
          Else : Return s  
       End If  
    End Function  
  4. The following example shows how to pass a dataset field named Category to this function in an expression:


    If you add this expression to a table cell that displays category values, whenever the word Bike is in the dataset field for that row, the table cell value displays the word Bicycle instead.

Report properties dialog, code
Expression examples (Report Builder)
Parameters collection references (Report Builder)