SSRS: Report Header

Adding a graphic to the header of a report.

Most reports require some sort of identifying header at the top of each page.
While the header itself may be text, using a graphic provides a more polished look (though in my example I use a plain graphic).

I’ll begin with the report created for the Graphic Query Designer article to illustrate how to insert a graphic into the report header.

As you can see, I used my Dataset window to add the fields to the report and formatted the header row.  However, the report still looks plain and lacks a header.

1-report-header

First, I’ll select to Add an Existing Item and add my header graphic to the project.
Next, I’ll show my report’s header region.

2-report-header

To make room for the header graphic, I’ll drag the separator between the Header and the Body.

3-report-header

From the Toolbox, I’ll drag and Image, select it from the Project, and select Finish in the Wizard.
Now, I have a header graphic for my report.

4-report-header

As I traverse pages, my header graphic remains to identify to the user the report’s purpose – “Sales History.”

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