Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hide SSRS Report Items while exporting...

While exporting to PDF, EXCEL or any other format in SSRS report, we may need to hide some images or some contents of the report.
We can set the Visibility of that report content using the below expression for the "Show or hide based on an expression" option

=IIF(Globals!RenderFormat.Name="EXCEL" OR Globals!RenderFormat.Name="PDF", true, false)

Here I just set the visibility for EXCEL and PDF format only, but you can add other formats as well.

Also please note the if it is not working for render format value as "EXCEL", check it with Globals!RenderFormat.Name="EXCELOPENXML"

Saturday, January 7, 2017

How to get the Last Month value of a Measure for a Period in MDX...

There was a requirement to show only the last month value for a particular measure, for the given period.
If the period is 2016, then it show the measure value of the 2016 Dec.
If the period is 2016 Q3, then the measure value has to be 2016 Sep.

I was able to achieve it, by creating a calculated measure using ClosingPeriod function.

Formula of the Calculated Measure is as below

(ClosingPeriod([DimDate].[Year-Quarter-Month].[Month], [DimDate].[Year-Quarter-Month].CurrentMember),[Measures].[Count])

You can test it using the below MDX Query as well.

WITH MEMBER [Measures].[LastMonthValue]
AS (ClosingPeriod([DimDate].[Year-Quarter-Month].[Month], [DimDate].[Year-Quarter-Month].CurrentMember),[Measures].[Count])

SELECT NON EMPTY { [Measures].[LastMonthValue] } ON COLUMNS
 FROM [CubeName]
WHERE STRTOSET(@Period,CONSTRAINED)

Hope this will be helpful...

We couldn't complete the updates, Undoing changes in Windows 10...

I was facing the issue while restarting my laptop with Windows 10 as "We couldn't complete the updates, Undoing changes..".
I tried some of the options available in internet, but I was able to finally fix it by using the "Fix problems with Windows Update", troubleshoot option available in Windows 10.

You can do it using the below steps.

Go to the Control Panel and click on the "Find and fix problems" under "System and Security"

Then click on the "Fix problems with Windows Update" under "System and Security".

It will guide you to identify and fix the problems with the windows updates. This works for me and hope it will be useful for you as well.