How to Display Blanks as Zeros in a SSRS Report

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How to Display Blanks as Zeros in a SSRS Report

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Added by November 12, 2014

Some of the cells in this SSRS matrix report are blank:


To display zeros instead, we will use two functions:




In the design of the matrix, right-click on the textbox containing the values in question, then select Expression… to edit the expression underlying the textbox.


Type the following expression in the Expression dialog:


The expression says that if SUM(Fields!SubTotal.Value) is Null (the IsNothing() function that it is in returns a True if it is Null and a Fales if it isn’t), then a zero is returned by the expression; otherwise the SUM(Fields!SubTotal.Value) is used.

Click OK and preview the report again. Notice that zeros are now present in what used to be the blank cells.



Peter Avila
SQL Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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