Dynamic Report Column Width - by NellaiMani

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ID 556887 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 5/4/2010 8:50:51 AM
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This is in SSRS 2005.  I have a report with 40 columns that are dynamically chosen by the user.   The other columns which are not selected are set as hidden.  However there are issues are while rendering as the report occupies the white space even for the hidden columns.  

Is there any work around / patch in 2005 as we can not move to 2008 immediately?

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Posted by blezin on 7/30/2010 at 11:43 AM

I tried the fix suggested in your blog entry but the body of my report didn't shrink even though the columns are hidden and the static column group property is set to hidden.
Posted by Robert [MSFT] on 5/16/2010 at 4:02 PM
Answer provided. Closing.
Posted by Robert [MSFT] on 5/11/2010 at 10:26 AM
Thank you for creating this feedback item.

The behavior you are seeing in Reporting Services 2005 (as well as Visual Studio 2005/2008 local mode Report Viewer) is expected - the report body cannot dynamically shrink below its definition width at runtime.

With tablix introduced in Reporting Services 2008 (and VS 2010 ReportViewer local mode), the desired effect can be accomplished now. Details and an example are available in this blog post:

Robert Bruckner
SQL Server Reporting Services Team