How to: Display Page Numbers or Other Report Properties (Report Builder 3.0 and SSRS)

It's easy to add page numbers, a report title, file name, and other report properties to the page headers or footers of your report. These properties are stored as fields in the Built-in Fields folder in the Report Data pane:

  • Execution time

  • Page number

  • Report folder

  • Report name

  • Report server URL

  • Total pages

  • User ID

  • Language

For a page number, you may want to add the word "Page" before the number. You may also want to show the total number of pages.


Adding the total number of pages to the footer may slow performance when you run or preview your report.


You can create and modify report definitions (.rdl) in Report Builder 3.0 and in Report Designer in Business Intelligence Development Studio. Each authoring environment provides different ways to create, open, and save reports and related items. For more information, see Designing Reports in Report Designer and Report Builder 3.0 (SSRS) on the Web at

To add a page number or other report properties

  1. In the Report Data pane, expand the Built-in Fields folder.


    If you don't see the Report Data pane, on the View tab, check Report Data.

  2. Drag the Page Number field from the Report Data pane to the report header or footer.


    The page footer is added to the report automatically. To add a page header, on the Insert tab, click Header, and then click Add Header.

    A text box that contains the simple expression [&PageNumber] is added.

To add the word "Page" before the page number

  1. Right-click the text box that contains [&PageNumber] and click Expressions.

    The Set Expression for: Value text box contains the expression =Globals!PageNumber.

  2. Place the cursor after the = sign and type "Page " &.

    The expression is now ="Page "&Globals!PageNumber

  3. Click OK.

To add total number of pages after the page number

  1. Right click the text box with the expression and click Expressions.

  2. Type &" of "& at the end of the expression.

  3. In the Category pane, expand Built-in Fields and double-click TotalPages.

    The expression is now ="="Page "&Globals!PageNumber &" of "&TotalPages

  4. Click OK.