Report Builder Functions - Last Function

Returns the last value in the given scope of the specified expression.

Note

You can create and modify paginated report definition (.rdl) files in Report Builder and in Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools. Each authoring environment provides different ways to create, open, and save reports and related items.

Syntax


Last(expression, scope)  

Parameters

expression
(Variant or Binary) The expression on which to perform the aggregation, for example, =Fields!Fieldname.Value.

scope
(String) (Optional) The name of a dataset, data region, or group that contains the report items to which to apply the function. If scope is not specified, the current scope is used.

Return Type

Determined by the type of expression.

Remarks

The Last function returns the final value in a set of data after all sorting and filtering have been applied at the specified scope.

The Last function cannot be used in group filter expressions with anything except the current (default) scope.

You can also use Last in a page header to return the last value from the ReportItems collection for a page in order to produce dictionary-style headings that display the first and last entries on a page.

The value of scope must be a string constant andcannot be an expression. For outer aggregates or aggregates that do not specify other aggregates, scope must refer to the current scope or a containing scope. For aggregates of aggregates, nested aggregates can specify a child scope.

Expression can contain calls to nested aggregate functions with the following exceptions and conditions:

Example

The following code example returns the last product number in the Category group of a data region.

=Last(Fields!ProductNumber.Value, "Category")  

See Also

Expression Uses in Reports (Report Builder and SSRS)
Expression Examples (Report Builder and SSRS)
Data Types in Expressions (Report Builder and SSRS)
Expression Scope for Totals, Aggregates, and Built-in Collections (Report Builder and SSRS)