I had an issue this week in Report Manager. I was generating a report (we’ll call it General Widgets Report), and from there clicking a link to generate and export a subreport (say, Individual Widget Report). The problem with this is that it wipes out initial report and its parameters…so every single time, I had to
ANNOYING! And also potentially resource-consuming, as I had to run the same report again and again (okay yes, that data was probably cached and all, but it’s still another call to the server). I thought at first I could get around this by simply right-clicking and opening the subreport in a new tab or window, but no go…that would just bring up a blank page.
But!! I figured out a little workaround:
Now, there’s probably (possibly) a way to modify Report Manager/Reporting Services so that those original parameters don’t get wiped out…but frankly, (A) this is more efficient (as we’re not rerunning that first report again and again), and (B) I don’t know what it is.
Ta-ta, all, and happy days to you!