Display subreport landscape in a portrait parent in SSRS


Head scratcher here, 10.1.500, trying to build an SSRS report for use in a zebra printer that has a bunch of internal peel of labels within the master. Normally the report is in landscape but there is one section as shown below that is a subreport that i need to show in landscape (i.e. Vertical or 270). I haven’t been able to figure out how to do this just yet. Anyone out there had to tackle anything like this? If so, how did you solve it?


Did you try the WritingMode Property?



Yeah, that was the first thing i tried. It seems to work for simple text in a box, but not for the entire sub. It just displays horizontal as normal.

Can you build a subreport that is alread turned, and then use the WritingMode setting in the Sub’s fields?

the only way i know how to do that is make every field a rotated text box. That’'s a ton of work, so before i head down that road, wanted to see if there was a simpler solution.

Probably more work than updating the Sub’s fields to rotated…

But I wonder if there is a way to get a subreport to render as an image - TIFF is an output format, no?
Then use an image control that points to that rendered image.

ive seen some older solution rumblings out there for that, but it was usually a work around for older versions. I may just try getting the orientation done in the sub… thanks!

not sure if there’s a more elegant solution, but a brief test showed me this certainly works. Guess I’ll just gut through it and move on haha. Thanks @ckrusen