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Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:29 AM


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I don't know if this question belongs in here but I thought i'd try -

I'm starting to experiment with custom assemblies using C# here in my off time. While I definitely think this is an interesting way of extending what you can do in SSRS, i'm hard-pressed to think of reasons why a developer would create and use them.

Are there any reasons/examples as to why/for what some of you have created custom assemblies and used them in your reports?
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Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:27 AM



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The same reason you'd create an assembly for any development project, code re-use. You may have a need for some kind of custom conversion that will be used by many or all of your reports. Instead of copying and pasting code around between reports you create an assembly and reference in all reports, perhaps even creating custom templates that include the reference. I can't think of a specific instance where I've done it. The one time in my current position where I considered it, I chose to go a different direction because the same thing could be accomplished without custom code.

Jack Corbett

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