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First Function (Reporting Services)

Updated: 15 September 2007

Returns the first value of the specified expression.

First(Expression, Scope)


(Variant or Binary) The expression on which to perform the aggregation. The expression cannot contain aggregate functions.


(String) The name of a dataset, grouping, or data region that contains the report items to which to apply the aggregate function. If Scope is specified, the aggregate function applies to all data in the dataset, grouping, or data region. For more information about the Scope parameter, see Using Report Functions in Expressions (Reporting Services).

Determined by the type of expression.

The First function returns a value after all sorting has been applied to the data.

Scope cannot be an expression.

The following code example returns the first product number in the Category grouping or data region:

First(Fields!ProductNumber.Value, "Category")

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