How to create a hyperlink in Reporting Services that opens in a new window


I was at a client and the question came up “Can I jump to another web based tool from my report?”.   The answer seemed obvious … YES.   What was not straightfoward was how to open the other web based tool in another window.   Here is a solution a found (someone else’s idea) that helped.


When designing the report:



  • Open up a text box properties window

  • Go to Navigation

  • Enable Jump to URL

  • In the URL enter javascript:void(window.open( ‘http://www.microsoft.com’, ‘_blank’) 

Please note that you should replace the http://www.microsoft.com with the URL you would like to launch.   Also note, that the second parameter of ‘_blank’ is the standard window.open target meaning a new window.

Comments (4)

  1. I’ve search my second blog for a trick I did a long time a go: popup / drilltrough for RS2000, well Id

  2. Juan Carlos says:

    How disable hyperlink in the excel, exported for reporting service

  3. Meryl Birn says:

    The Javascript doesn’t work when the report is delivered as an email via a subscription.  Is there a way to tell whether the report is being viewed on the web or in an email message?  Then I could present two different links, one using Javascript and one not.

  4. ksuresh99 says:

    After exporting to excel, clicking hyperlink in the excel (with javascript) IE new window open but prompt error "Unspecified error"? Do we have any workaround for this?