FIX: Fail to view a report by using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome when you use a blank space parameter on SSRS 2016

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS 2016).
  • You configure a report parameter to Allow multiple values.
  • You have a value in the parameter that contains only a blank space " ".
  • You open the report by using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser.
In this scenario, when you choose the report parameter with the blank space and click View Report, you receive the following error message:
please enter avalue for the parameter '<parameter name>'. The parameter cannot be blank.

Note When you open the same report by using Internet Explorer browser, the issue does not occur.

The workaround is to replace the blank space " " with "" in the report parameter.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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