I am using javascript:void(window.open('http://server1/test/...ate.php?matter="&Fields!matter.Value + "', '_blank', 'fullscreen=yes, scrollbars=auto'));"

to launch a report from a SSRS 2008 report that is being viewed within an iFrame. This is done in the Jump to URL.

<iframe name='myIframe' id='myIframe' src='http://sqlreports/Re...t=my_htmlviewer' scrolling='auto' frameborder='0' width='100%' onload='resize_iframe()' ></iframe>

the resize_iframe() function just makes the iFrame full screen to whatever the window is made.

Before adding the @rc:LinkTarget=_blank to the iFrame, the links did not work. Now, when I click on the link to launch the PHP page I get two windows that open.

One opens and renders the page properly: http://server1/test/...p?matter=123456
while the other window opens with the "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" error with the following URL: javascript:void(window.open('http://server1/test/...llbars=auto'));

I'm not quite sure what is causing these two windows to open up. When I remove the @rc:LinkTarget=_blank from the iFrame, the links go back to not working. I've also tried to remove the _blank for the Jump to URL.

Any ideas/assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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Last Post by jamey8420

Im not sure I totally followed you, but Im assuming you are wrapping this all with an anchor tag, and using the href as "javascript:void...."

If that is the case, anchors with an href will always try to navigate to a page with the url given. So, you basically are saying "open the javascript link to a blank page" and then the javascript says "open a new page with this url"

The correct way to do this is to change the anchor tag to a div and make the onlick as follows:

<div class="mimicAnchorClass" onclick="window.open(http://url.com,'pageName','myoptions');">
Click me

alternatively, if you insist on anchor tags, you can simply make the href="#" or even "", and add the onclick to the anchor tag.

I would encourage you to not use the anchor as you will just be fighting with the browser.

Hope that helps!

Good luck,



Thanks for the idea. It wasn't the solution I needed, but got me thinking.

I was able to come up with a solution. In the Jump to URL in the SSRS 2008 report, I changed this: javascript:void(window.open('http://server1/test/...ate.php?matter="&Fields!matter.Value + "', '_blank', 'fullscreen=yes, scrollbars=auto'));"

to this:


Thanks for all that checked this question out.


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