Report Builder 2016 videos | How do I create an optional end date parameter in Report Builder?

Posted by Andrew Gould on 29 April 2021

This video shows how to create a Report Builder report with a start date and optional end date parameter. Choosing a value for both parameters shows all the results found between the two dates. Choosing a value for only the start date shows only the results on that date. You'll learn how to create query paramters and report parameters, how to allow null values for parameters, how to test for nulls in SQL using the IsNull function and how to test for nulls in Visual Basic using the IsNothing function.

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