Report Builder 2016 videos | Report Builder Pt 7.8 - Concatenating Values

Posted by Andrew Gould on 17 December 2020


This video explains how to concatenate values to form longer strings of text. You'll learn how to join text field values to literal text in both Visual Basic and SQL. You'll also see how to concatenate numbers and dates with text and how to deal with Nulls. The last part of the video explains how to add special characters to your strings using both the ASCII character codes and some Visual Basic constants.

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