Pass a Report Parameter Within a URL
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You can pass report parameters to a report by including them in a report URL. These URL parameters are not prefixed because they are passed directly to the report processing engine.
It is important the URL include the _vti_bin proxy syntax to route the request through SharePoint and the Reporting Services HTTP proxy. The proxy adds some context to the HTTP request, context that is required to ensure proper execution of the report for SharePoint mode report servers.
If you don’t include the proxy syntax, then you need to prefix the parameter with rp:.
All query parameters can have corresponding report parameters. You pass a query parameter to a report by passing the corresponding report parameter. For more information, see Build a Query in the Relational Query Designer (Report Builder and SSRS).
Report parameters are case-sensitive.
Report parameters are case-sensitive and utilize the following special characters:
To set a report parameter within a URL, use the following syntax:
For example, to specify two parameters, “ReportMonth” and “ReportYear”, defined in a report, use the following URL for a native mode report server:
For example, to specify the same two parameters defined in a report, use the following URL for a SharePoint integrated mode report server. Note the /_vti_bin:
To pass a null value for a parameter, use the following syntax:
To pass a Boolean value, use 0 for false and 1 for true. To pass a Float value, include the decimal separator of the server locale
If your report contains a report parameter that has a default value and the value of the Prompt property is false (that is, the Prompt User property is not selected in Report Manager), then you cannot pass a value for that report parameter within a URL. This provides administrators an option for preventing end users from adding or modifying the values of certain report parameters.
The following URL example includes spaces and multiple parameters
Folder name of “SQL Server User Education Team” includes spaces and therefore the “+” replaces each space.
Report name of “team project report” includes spaces and therefore the “+” replaces each space.
Passes two parameters of “teamgrouping2” with a value of “xgroup” and “teamgrouping1” with a value of “ygroup”.
The following URL example includes a multi-value parameter ”OrderID. The format for a Multi-Value parameter is to repeat the parameter name for each value.
The following URL example passes a single parameter of SellStartDate with a value of “7/1/2005”, for a native mode report server.