Two ways to create alternating colours in SSRS
Part one of a three-part series of blogs

A common requirement for Reporting Services reports is to colour alternate rows. This blog gives two approaches, one of which uses custom assemblies.

  1. Alternating Colours in Reporting Services Tables (this blog)
  2. Alternate Colours using Conditional Formatting
  3. Alternate Colours using a Custom Assembly

Posted by Andy Brown on 03 August 2012

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Alternating Colours in Reporting Services Tables

This blog shows how you can create alternate colours in a report, using a simple way (which sometimes works), and then a more complicated (but more reliable) way.  I'm intending it as a practical example of the use of custom assemblies.

Alternate rows table

The effect we're trying to achieve.

 

The rest of this blog is split into 2 parts: a simple way to create alternate colours using conditional formatting, and a more complicated way using a custom assembly. 

  1. Alternating Colours in Reporting Services Tables (this blog)
  2. Alternate Colours using Conditional Formatting
  3. Alternate Colours using a Custom Assembly
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