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Posted by Andy Brown on 26 July 2011
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Number Format Bug in Reporting Services 2008 R2
Are we alone in experiencing this? SSRS 2008 R2 is a great upgrade, and solves many of the oddities of SQL Server Reporting Services 2005. However, there does seem one obvious - if small - bug.
The problem is to do with number formatting:
You can set a number or date format using this dialog box
You can right-click on any text box to set its properties, and use the Number tab above to focus in on date and number formats. All of this works well.
The problem comes after you've been using SSRS for a few minutes, when choosing the Number tab makes the above dialog box vanish! The only way to get it back again seems to be to come out of SSRS and go back in again.
You can of course use the properties window to change a text box's number format, but it's a lost less user-friendly, and you need to know how to construct Excel-style number format codes.
Any thoughts, anyone?