Problems with Outlining in SSRS 2008 R2
Part one of a four-part series of blogs

Outlining grouped data in Reporting Services 2008 should be straightforward: you just set the ToggleItem property of rows, and away you go! Unfortunately this owl can't get this to work - along with a lot of other people it seems - so we offer this solution.

  1. Getting SSRS 2008 R2 Outlining to Work (this blog)
  2. Outlining in SSRS 2008 - Creating a Report
  3. Outlining in SSRS 2008 R2 - Setting ToggleItems
  4. Outlining in SSRS 2008 - The Extra Space Problem

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 May 2011

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Getting SSRS 2008 R2 Outlining to Work

In theory it should be fairly simple to create outlining in Reporting Services 2008 R2.  Initially you should see just the group headings:

Report with all sections collapsed

Initially all groups are collapsed

When you click on one of the + icons, SSRS should show the full section:

Report with expanded sections

Programming nirvana! But how to get this to work?

The answer is much harder than it should be!  You'll need to create a report, apply outlining and then change the report's static items, as described in the rest of this blog series of articles.

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