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Ordering the Crosstab Total


  • Reporting installation with the Examples feature
  • MS SQL server with AdventureWorks

The examples are located in (Replace: Reporting X with your installation version)

  • Standalone Report Designer - %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Reporting X\Report Designer\Examples
  • Visual Studio Integrated Designer – %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Reporting X\Examples\CSharp\

Add an interactive sorting button to crosstab total column header item (top-level static group) to enable interactive sort for column items that shows aggregated data (total) in the Crosstab.

  1. Open in report design view the Dashboard example report.
  2. In report design view, select the top crosstab, total column header textbox spLabelTotal to which we want to add an interactive sorting button.
  3. From Properties window open the Actions editor.
  4. Select Sorting option.
  5. Click Edit sort targets button to open Edit Sorting Action targets editor.
  6. Click New to add a new target.
  7. Select for target from the drop down a dynamic row group over which data you want to apply sorting. In this case this is the SalesPersonFullName table group.
  8. Click OK.
  9. In the Sort expressions use the same aggregating expression as the one used in the items you want to sort. For this example, use the =Sum(Fields.LineTotal) expresion. Specifying a sort expression is required.
  10. Click OK.

To verify the sorting action, preview the report, and then click the interactive sorting button.

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