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Friday, June 5, 2015

Set Select All as Default for Multi-Value Report Parameters in SQL Server Reporting Services

Most SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports contain multi-value report parameters and sometimes there be a requirement to set "Select All" as the default. There is not a simple way to set "Select All" as the default for an SSRS report, but in this tip I will demonstrate how to set "Select All" as the default parameter value.


Setting "Select All" as the default parameter value is really helpful when users want to preview the report for all parameter values. Users can preview the report without manually selecting the "Select All" parameter value for each parameter.

This tip assumes that you have previous real world work experience building a simple SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report with parameters. I have prepared this tip in such a way that a SSRS beginner can also understand the problem and implement the solution. To demonstrate the solution, I will use AdventureworksDW2008R2 sample database for SQL Server and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.

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