|FormatDateTime(Parameters!Date.Value,1)||Tuesday, April 10, 2007|
…but the better way to do it would be to use …
2) The Format command and specify the exact format you require. For example…
So 3 M’s give you "Apr" ….anyway this is quite useful if you’re looking for Day/Month/Year , since the system will default to MM/DD/YYYY.
Using this you should be able to display the date format you want , or send through a particular format to a Stored Proc.
EDITED 22/08/2007 : If the Format Command doesn’t work , try converting the value to a date , eg.
3) A dialog box will pop up as shown below. Set the path to create the model , typically in your "Models" folder, and give it a name.
That should do it. Now when you open up Report Builder , you’ll see the model available on the right hand pane.
Now here’s a few things to remember.
1) Since you generated the model automatically , you cannot edit the entity names etc. afterwards to provide friendly names. Thus you will have to design the cube with user friendly names for the model to be generated accordingly.
2) Your parent-child hierachies are not exposed. Your Dimensions are created as Entities , with Members created as Fields. The good thing is that you still can get a drill down report with the correct heirachy if you create a matrix report and drag the Members in the correct order on either the row group or column group. This is shown below.
3) Calculated Measures and KPI’s that do not have an associated Measure Group will not appear in the Model.
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Well , I hope you guys find this useful. Just remember that Report Builder is NOT designed to be a slicing and dicing tool. But it still is great to give your users some functionality in terms of reporting off your OLAP sources.