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Well, this is weird:

My server: SharePoint 2013 Enterprise farm with SRSS up & running & several simple reports working.
My development environment: Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Pro with SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio

The Problem: I am designing a "MainReport" with several datetime parameters, containing a tablix, and I need to display in a cell the value of a field that is in another list.

  • My main list is called "Documentation"
  • It has a lookup field that references a "Document Set" library called "Contents".
  • I need to obtain a metadata field value from the document set list.

My approach: To achieve this I've created another report called "SubReport" who has a query that filters the items by ID (received as a parameter) and shows the right value in a textbox.

I can run this "SubReport" alone anytime I want to.

Then I've added this "SubReport" inside a cell of "MainReport"'s tablix, configured all the properties, and using the expression editor I'm sending the current row ID as a parameter.

Question: What's weird?

Answer: It only works the first time you run the main report, if I do a refresh or try to filter again the report it shows "#Error" inside the cell instead of the "SubReport" right value.

This means that if I come back to design the "MainReport", remove the "SubReport", and add it all again, the report will show the right output again.

Solution: You tell me, please.

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