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How to: Add Items to a Document Map (Reporting Services)

A document map provides a set of navigational links to report items in the rendered report. A user can click links in the document map to jump to the report page that displays that item.

To add links to the document map, you set the DocumentMapLabel property of the report item to text that you create or to an expression that evaluates to the text that you want display in the document map. You can also add the unique values for a table or matrix group to the document map. For example, for a group based on color, each unique color is a link to the report page that displays the group instance for that color. For nested groups, the document map displays the group values in a hierarchy.

You can also create a URL to a report that overrides the display of the document map, so that you can .run the report without displaying the document map, and then click the Show/Hide button on the report viewer toolbar to toggle the display.

To add a report item to a document map

  1. In Design view, make sure the Properties pane is visible. Click the report item such as a table, matrix, or gauge that you want to add to the document map. The report item properties appear in the Properties pane.

    NoteNote

    If the Properties pane is not visible, on the View menu, click Properties Window.

    In the Properties pane, type the text that you want to appear in the document map in the DocumentMapLabel property, or enter an expression that evaluates to a label. For example, type Sales Chart.

  2. Repeat step 1 for every report item that you want to appear in the document map.

  3. Click Preview. The report runs and the document map displays the labels you created. Click any link to jump to the report page with that item.

To add unique group values to a document map

  1. In Design view, select the table, matrix, or list that contains the group that you want to display in the document map. The Grouping pane displays the row and column groups.

    NoteNote

    If the Grouping Pane is not visible, click Grouping on the Report Data menu.

  2. In the Row Groups pane, right-click the group, and then click Edit Group. The General page of the Tablix Group Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Click Advanced.

  4. In the Document map list box, type or select an expression that matches the group expression.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Repeat steps 1-4 for every group that you want to appear in the document map.

  7. Click Preview. The report runs and the document map displays the group values. Click any link to jump to the report page with that item.

To hide the document map when you view a report

  1. In Report Manager, browse to the report that has the document map.

    For example, for the AdventureWorks2008R2 sample reports, the following URL specifies the report named Product Catalog.

    http://localhost/Reports/Pages/Report.aspx?ItemPath=%2fAdventureWorks2008R2+Sample+Reports%2fProduct+Catalog
    
  2. Copy the report path on the server. In the example, the report path is %2fAdventureWorks2008R2+Sample+Reports%2fProduct+Catalog.

  3. Create a new URL with the following three components:

    • The report viewer on the report server: http://localhost/ReportServer/Pages/ReportViewer.aspx?

    • The name of the report you copied in step 1, for example: %2fAdventureWorks2008R2+Sample+Reports%2fProduct+Catalog

    • The device information parameters that specify hiding the document map: &rs%3aCommand=Render&rc%3aFormat=HTML4.0&rc%3aDocMap=False

    The following URL consists of these three components appended in the order they are listed.

    http://localhost/ReportServer/Pages/ReportViewer.aspx?
    %2fAdventureWorks2008R2+Sample+Reports%2fProduct+Catalog
    &rs%3aCommand=Render&rc%3aFormat=HTML4.0&rc%3aDocMap=False
    

    To use this URL, copy it and remove all line breaks.

  4. Paste the URL in Report Manager, and then press ENTER. The report runs, and the document map is hidden.

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