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Drop Down Boxes in Finished Report


Drop Down Boxes in Finished Report

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Neil Burton
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I have been asked to replicate an Excel worksheet which includes drop down lists. This form is
completed partially by a member of staff at our end and then sent off to the police who fill in further information and return it. We currently use a report that fills in the information that we provide and is then exported to an Excel worksheet and emailed. This Excel sheet is a standard form used across a range of agencies both Government and non-government.

The form has been updated and now includes drop down lists which require information that we don't hold. I have been asked to update the report we use to match the new format of the form. What I'd like to know is, is there a way to include the drop down boxes on the output of an SSRS report? I know I can fill in data based on report parameters but as I mentioned before we don't hold a lot of the information requested. The forms have been returned in the past because they don't match the current\correct format so I don't want to just leave the respective boxes without the drop downs in them.

Can anybody help?


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I don't think that there is anyway to have and SSRS report export to Excel and have the spreadsheet have drop-down's. I'm pretty sure you'll need to find another solution for this.



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Thanks for replying Jack.
After a bit more searching and asking around I'd reached that conclusion myself too. My boss's response was basically 'they'll just have to live with it then' so I can put this one to bed I think.


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