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Display HTML Tags in SSRS

In this article, we will explain how to Display HTML Tags in SSRS (Reporting Service Report Builder).

  • 1.1 Interpret HTML tags as Styles in SSRS
  • 1.2 Render html tags in SSRS
  • 2 SSRS supported HTML Tags
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How to Display HTML Tags in SSRS?

I am using Project Server and SSRS to build reports, I have tried to add a multi-line enhanced text field from the Project Server database to my SSRS Report, But I had noticed that the HTML tags are not interpreted and rendered properly as shown below.

Display HTML Tags in SSRS

Interpret HTML tags as Styles in SSRS

In SharePoint & Project Server, The Multi-line text custom field saves its data with HTML tags that require being interpreted as Styles in SSRS report.

Render html tags in SSRS

To display HTML Tags in SSRS, you should set the Markup type to “ HTML – Interpret HTML tags as styles” as the following:

  • Double click on the TextBox that holds the Multiline custom field value.
  • In General section, and Below Markup types > Selects “ HTML – Interpret HTML tags as styles” .

Interpret HTML tags as Styles in SSRS

  • Click Ok > the HTML tags should be now formatted in SSRS report properly as shown below:

Render html tags in SSRS

SSRS supported HTML Tags

The below are the supported HTML Tags that will render as HTML in SSRS.

  • Hyperlinks: < a href>
  • Fonts: < font >
  • Header: <H{n}>.
  • Text format: < p >,< div >,< span >
  • List handling: < lo >,< li >

In conclusion, we have learned how to render and display HTML tags in SSRS by setting the markup type to “ HTML – Interpret HTML tags as styles” .

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Displaying HTML content in Reporting Services 2008

A friend of mine that works for Microsoft pinged me yesterday about how to strip HTML tags out of text he was trying to display in Reporting Services. He just wanted the text displayed. The typical text looked like this: <div class=ExternalClassB9A517D3DE254676B8266F6B2D84FD05> <p>SciTech Software is a software development and consulting company. The company was founded in 1991 with the intention of creating software for scientific instruments, but our focus has shifted towards creating tools for developers. <p>We have worked in close collaboration  with <a href="http:// http://www.thermometric.com/">Thermometric AB</a> with some of our products, but now we concentrate on our own tool for the .NET Framework: <b><a href="http:// http://memprofiler.com/">.NET Memory Profiler</a></b>. <p>We have extensive experience developing using C++, Java and C#.  Currently, our main development environment is the .NET Framework. </p></div>  I'd heard this could be done in Reporting Services 2008 so I tried it and it's easy. I presume others might find simple instructions helpful: 1. In the table where I want to display the column, right-click the cell and chose Create Placeholder… . 2. On the General tab (of the new placeholder's properties), set the value to the required column. 3. In the Markup type , choose the option for HTML – Interpret HTML tags as styles and you're done.

42 thoughts on “Displaying HTML content in Reporting Services 2008”

what if you want to leave the markup in there.. and there are table tags in that markup.  is there anyway to get the table tags to render?

Hey Grey.  I read with interest your post on the HTML data representation from SQL in SSRS 2008.  I have recently installed SSRS 2008 and don't see the option you mention. i.e. "Create Placeholder…"  I am using the "out of the box" SSRS 2008 install from M/S with Business Intelligence Development Studio as the report designer.  Could you let me know what I am missing?  I'm also interested in Shannon's question on getting the HTML to render as .. well .. HTML!

Great question. I looked into this and now have the result here: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/greg_low/archive/2008/12/19/rendering-html-in-reporting-services-text-boxes-in-sql-server-2008.aspx

Thank you MSFT! Its good to see them incorporate this!

THANK YOU! this HTML all over my reporting is driving me crazy! m

We are using local reports and all reports have been already developed in it. Due to a requirement change we need to include a third party control for rich text and render the HTML content in reports. We are working on .Net framework 2.0.

This worked great, thanks so much!

If I have some picture in my html publishing column, they do not appear in the report even if the "HTML – Interpret HTML tags as styles" is selected. Any idea what is wrong?

thanks a lot for this tip. This saved a lot of time.

This works if I choose to develop a report using the BI Template on Visual Studio 2008. But is there anything for developing a report using the Report Viewer control in a web application template?

This works great for the text i display in my textbox.But,How can I remove HTML tags from the tooltip text i display for my textbox?

that was a nice tip,would have been better if we had that option in sql server 2005 as well.

Holy schmolly I was soo lucky to find this on page 1 of google.

Thanks; this helped.

This is what I needed! Thank you!

I have an interesting situation. We are trying to display the uparrow inside of a textbox. The standard HTML code for an uparrow in html is "&uarr;" . I created a text box and added the &uarr; as the value. The problem is SSRS converts this into a string "&amp;uarr;" to display it as is. I don't want it to display this as is. Instead I want it to interpret as special html. I have already played around with the html interpret tag. It doesn't seem to help in this case. If you know a way around this please help me.

This is genius!  Thank you so much!  

I am using this functionality but I also need an image within the html text to appear within the report but it just doesn't appear.  The full path to the image is within the html.  e.g. http://localhost/appname/images/test.jpg Help appreciated! Thanks

You don't actually need a dataset and a Tablix. With just a Label and a PlaceHolder inside of it you can achieve the same results, without the need to hit a server nor pass a data set. Cheers.

how to render <table> tag it is faulty.

See comment at the bottom

Thank you – I had been struggling with this for hours – wish I had stumbled upon this post first!

the html tag underline and background-color cannot work, is there any solution or workaround?

it worked for me thanks

Excellent. Thanx a lot !!!

Hey Greg, really helpfull. 'Interpret HTML tags as styles' is enough to decode the html tags in SSRS, but i think as you said 2008 R2 only supports it

It is very useful to me… Really great…. Thanx a lot

Thank you It's Really help for me…

You the man …… thanks a lot

Thanks buddy…… it resolved a blocker issue 🙂

Very helpful – thank you!

you resolved a head ache 🙂 awesome man 🙂

Hey Could please let us know how to insert the <MArquee> tag in SSRS report using bids.

Sorry Swa, don't know that one.

Awesome!  Thanks a lot!! We seem to have an issue with only colons now, they are still displaying as : Any ideas?  Thanks again!

work!!! thank you

When I pass html text within double or single quote in XML parameter the text is correctly formated in report but come within  double or single quote. How we remove quotes.

Hi Sawan you will need to provide an example. Why do you have the quotes?

Thanks its working.

Thanks – simple quick solution. The best kind. I read a couple of convoluted suggestions before coming to your page.

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Friday, may 7, 2010, reporting services 2008: showing html content, and what it really renders.

Embedding HTML within text is possible with Reporting Services. But the problem is, whether Reporting Services supports all HTML tags or not, and that is what I am going show here:

Simply, if you get a value that contains HTML tags, the value can be shown as “HTML”, not as just a value. For example, if a value coming from a column is something like this:

<b><i>Can this be render as HTML?</i></b>

This can be shown as:

Can this be render as HTML?

REPORT HTML

So, if you get a value like above and need show them as you want, not just set of HTML tags, get the properties of the placeholder and select the second radio button HTML – Interpret HTML tags as styles .

REPORT HTML2

Can you see the difference of preview between designer and report manager ? This is because of the HTML tags we have used with Description1 . Designer preview shows both columns as we need but Report Manager does not show it properly. I am not sure about the reason, it must be a limitation with HTML renderer in Reporting Services.

HTML Tags supported by Reporting Services 2008 As I mentioned before, Reporting Services 2008 does not support all HTML tags. Here are tags that can be used with Reporting Services 2008.

<A> <FONT> <H1>, <H2>, <H3>, <H4> <SPAN> <DIV> <P> <BR> <LI> <B> <I> <U> <S> <OL> <UL>

Remember, although it supports tags like <SPAN> and <DIV>, it seems it does not take the attributes we add to them. Note that I have set the same style for Description1 title, just like the one I have applied to Description2 . Only difference is, I have used <SPAN> for Description1 and <FONT> for Description2 . Once complied and published, it seems the Reporting Services has not taken the added attributes in <SPAN> tag to the complied report.

Now you know the how and what we can apply. Have fun!

4 comments:

reporting services html tags

Hi I can't see the placeholder in my designer, it is a textbox my designer, no place holder

reporting services html tags

Hi Suminda, What's SQL Server version you use? If it is 2008, when you click on the cell (textbox content), placeholder is automatically selected. You should get the menu as I have shown when right click on it. Thanks

reporting services html tags

this option available in 2012 version ?

Hi Pavan, I have written this based on 2008, hence it should be available with 2012. And I have used this with 2016 and it worked without any issue. Regards Dinesh

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Rendering html in reporting services text boxes in sql server 2008.

If you have ever used SSRS, you’ve probably run across an issue where HTML tags are displayed in your reports output like so: (CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)1.&      Increase clarity on printed invoices, resulting in reduced manual intervention for scanning errors.  2).   One way to get rid of this is to locate the field in question, then double click on the field so that it brings up the fields Placeholder properties as shown below.  In this dialog you will note a radio button that allows you to Interpret HTML tags as styles.  Selecting this will suppress the HTML from rendering in your report.  One issue I noticed, though, is that if the HTML has formatting commands, the formatting will render in your SSRS report fields.

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    1 Answer Sorted by: 6 So you'll need to create a placeholder in the textbox/field where you have the HTML and set your value in the placeholder expression. There's an option for "HTML - Interpret HTML tags as styles". However, certain HTML tags are not supported by SSRS. This Link shows a complete list of supported HTML tags. Share

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    In the table where I want to display the column, right-click the cell and chose Create Placeholder…. 2. On the General tab (of the new placeholder's properties), set the value to the required column. 3. In the Markup type, choose the option for HTML - Interpret HTML tags as styles. and you're done. greglowblog August 25, 2008 SQL Server.

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