Back to Parent Report button not visible
When I preview a report that has a link to adetails report pagein VS a "Back toParent Report" button is displayed. However, when I publish the report to the Report Server, the .aspx page doesnt display the "Back to Parent Report" button. Is there a setting I need to make to have the button displayed? thanks, lance
June 8th, 2006 10:44pm
The "back to parent" functionality in the HTML report viewer is achieved by clicking the browser's back button. -- Robert
June 12th, 2006 12:31am
Well, this isnt the same functionality. Yes, the browser back button goes 1 page back. But the back to parent report, jumps back to the parent report no matter how many pages you have paged through in the child report. If I have a child report that has 20 pages and I scroll through all the pages by clicking next page, the UI you're suggesting requires me to click the back button in the browser 20 times. I could add links in every child report back to the parent report, but this requires embedded links. A "back to parent" report button should automate this process. Is it possible to add the "back to parent report" button? Thanks, lance
June 12th, 2006 2:44am
I concur. I need to add the back to parent report button as well.
June 16th, 2006 7:35pm
What do you think MSFT? Can this functionality be added easily and quickly (anytime before June 23, 2006 would be great)?Thanks, -lance
June 20th, 2006 12:32am
Are you talking about viewing a report through report manager? In this case, the browser's back button will alwaysreturn to the parent report, even if you clicked next page multiple times in the child report. -- Robert
June 20th, 2006 3:03am
Yes, but thats a non standard UI. Most users are used to having a back to parent button (just as VS has) in order to automatically jump back to the original list page. When paging through a list of records, the back button usually takes you back a list page (see google).thanks, -lance
June 20th, 2006 11:39pm
Ok.So it sounds likeyou want thebrowser back button to take you to the previous page (when paging through reports), and you wanta separate "back to parent" button. Once youjump back toparent, I guess you would expect that the brower's back button would then take you back to the previous page on the parent report (basically keeping the browser's pagination history information in sync with drillthroughs / back to parent jumps)? Well, this kind of functionality is under consideration for a future release - but definitely not available in two days (by June 23rd)as you have asked earlier in this thread. -- Robert
June 22nd, 2006 3:55am
That doesn't appear to be the case when you add "interactive sorting" to the child report. One the table is re-sorted a number of times, the user shouldn't need to hit back n+1 times.
June 22nd, 2006 9:16pm
Thanks for your help on this. I know there was a lot of back and forth about the behavior. I know that people in my organization have asked for a back to parent report feature (i had to embed links to jump back to the parent report into all the reports) and it would be a beneficial feature. -lance
June 22nd, 2006 9:57pm
Robert, From what I am seeing, the back button works well in IE6 to navigate up from a dill down in reports. However, in IE7rc1 this is not the case. The back button does not work. Is this a known issue? thanks. Chris
October 5th, 2006 3:43pm
You have to click the back button twice with IE7 RC1 - this is a known issue. -- Robert
October 6th, 2006 3:24am
Was this functionality released? Or is it still coming.
October 19th, 2006 9:55pm
I would just like to register that I am still interested in having a back to parent button available on the standard report viewer web page. It does not seem to have come with SQL 2005 SP2. There is however the oprion to make such a button appear when you create a web page using aspx: <rsweb:ReportViewer ID="ReportViewer1" runat="server" Enabled="true" OnDrillthrough = "ReportViewer1_Drillthrough" OnBack = "ReportViewer1_Back" AsyncRendering=false SizeToReportContent=true > .in .cs ... ReportViewer1.PromptAreaCollapsed = true;ReportViewer1.ShowBackButton = true;ReportViewer1.HyperlinkTarget = "_self";... Can Microsoft make this button available as an option as part of the standard report viewer?(http://MyServer/ReportServer/Pages/ReportViewer.aspx)
August 16th, 2007 11:06am
Robert Bruckner MSFT wrote: Ok.So it sounds likeyou want thebrowser back button to take you to the previous page (when paging through reports), and you wanta separate "back to parent" button. Once youjump back toparent, I guess you would expect that the brower's back button would then take you back to the previous page on the parent report (basically keeping the browser's pagination history information in sync with drillthroughs / back to parent jumps)? Well, this kind of functionality is under consideration for a future release - but definitely not available in two days (by June 23rd)as you have asked earlier in this thread. -- Robert
February 11th, 2008 11:32pm
This functionality is available when you upload Reporting Services Reports to Microsoft CRM. It works really well in here becuase when you return to the parent report, it does not re-run the parent report (which can be time consuming) but takes you back to the origonal cached version of the parent report. If the back to parent button for Reporting Services Manager could have this functionality as this, that would be ideal.
April 14th, 2008 2:56pm
Robert, has any progress been made on the Back to Parent button? We are in the middle of a large implementation of Reporting Services 2005 in a MOSS 2007environment where we have a number of linked to reports where the customers need to get back to the previous reports. We have found the back button does not always take you back to the previous report. I don't understand why this button is not available in the MOSS environment when it is in Visual Studio. This seems like a major oversight in functionality and usability. Our go-live is December 2009.
July 23rd, 2009 6:43pm
So we still do not have the back to parent report functionality on the standard report viewer web page!!!! Is it going to be implemented???
March 26th, 2010 9:46am
And yet still no sight of this functionality....... If it's in Visual Studio and you can't use it when deployed to Reporting Services web then what's the point of it? What I mean is exactly which use case allows users to use Visual Studio to use as the report viewer? Looks like a nice feature that fell through the gaps of the web implementation..........
May 24th, 2011 11:36am