Tablix Group Properties Dialog Box, Variables

Select Variables on the TablixGroup Properties dialog box to add custom group variables to your report. A group variable is evaluated when the first group instance is processed and can be referenced from an expression in the scope of the group or its child groups. Because the variable is only calculated one time, each reference to the variable always uses the same value.


  • Add
    Add a variable to the list.

  • Delete
    Delete the selected variable from the list.

  • Up arrow
    Move the selected variable in the list.

  • Down arrow
    Move the selected variable down in the list

  • Name
    Type a case-sensitive name that begins with a letter and has no spaces. The name can include letters, numbers, or underscores (_).

  • Value
    Type a value for the variable or click the Expression (fx) button to write an expression.

    To include a reference to a variable from an expression, use Visual Basic collection syntax. For example, the following expression specifies a group variable named GroupTax: =Variables!GroupTax.Value.