Dude, Where Are My Prompts?

In this blog post, I’m going to show you two tips involving prompts. I will start with the problem, “Where are my prompts?” And, then I’ll show you a trick that I love. Both tips are really the same thing, but let’s talk first about the problem in the title of this...

Garth’s Top 5 Features of Right Click Tools

You should have heard the great news by now that Enhansoft has joined with Recast Software! I have long been a fan of Recast Software’s Right Click Tools and prior to joining Recast Software, I used the free Community Edition within all of my labs. Now, I have the...

How to Create a Color Palette for Your MECM Reports

I often get asked how someone without a visual arts background can choose or create a color palette for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) reports. I’ll admit that I’m not great at mixing colors together either, but I’ve learned a few tricks along the...

How to Create Cascading Prompts

Prompts are extremely useful because with a prompt you can limit what is displayed within a report. You can get even more granular results when you add a second or a third prompt. Adding additional prompts, however, can lead to some minor inconveniences and unintended...

Display a Date in a Text Box

The idea for this blog post was on my list of “things to do” for quite a while. Why? Again, and again, I saw comments such as, “My date is in the wrong format,” and, “I just want the short date, I don’t need the time.” There are numerous ways to solve these problems,...

How to Hide Unused Rows in a Tablix

Hi All! I’m sure that each and every one of you have used a Tablix at one point or another when creating SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports. All rows, by default, are displayed in a Tablix, but in some instances, you may want to hide unused rows and allow...