Filter equation examples in a paginated report (Report Builder)

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

To create a filter in a paginated report, you must specify one or more filter equations. A filter equation includes an expression, a data type, an operator, and a value. This topic provides examples of commonly used filters.


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.

Filter Examples

The following table shows examples of filter equations that use different data types and different operators. The scope for the comparison is determined by report item for which a filter is defined. For example, for a filter defined on a dataset, TOP % 10 is the top 10 percent of values in the dataset; for a filter defined on a group, TOP % 10 is the top 10 percent of values in the group.

Simple Expression Data Type Operator Value Description
[SUM(Quantity)] Integer > 7 Includes data values that are greater than 7.
[SUM(Quantity)] Integer TOP N 10 Includes the top 10 data values.
[SUM(Quantity)] Integer TOP % 20 Includes the top 20% of data values.
[Sales] Text > =CDec(100) Includes all values of type System.Decimal (SQL "money" data types) greater than $100.
[OrderDate] DateTime > 2008-01-01 Includes all dates from January 1, 2008 to the present date.
[OrderDate] DateTime BETWEEN 2008-01-01

Includes dates from January 1, 2008 up to and including February 1, 2008.
[Territory] Text LIKE *east All territory names that end in "east".
[Territory] Text LIKE %o%th* All territory names that include North and South at the beginning of the name.
=LEFT(Fields!Subcat.Value,1) Text IN B, C, T All subcategory values that begin with the letters B, C, or T.

See Also

Report Parameters (Report Builder and Report Designer)
Add Dataset Filters, Data Region Filters, and Group Filters (Report Builder and SSRS)
Data Types in Expressions (Report Builder and SSRS)
Expression Uses in Reports (Report Builder and SSRS)
Expression Examples (Report Builder and SSRS)