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SSRS In Smartform Content Control X-Frame-Options

This article was created in response to a support issue logged with K2. The content may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. This article is not considered official documentation for K2 software and is provided "as is" with no warranties.


When trying to use a SSRS report in a Content Control, you receive a broken link error, or the page will not display. This is due to a setting on SSRS where it will not allow the report to be displayed in an iFrame.


Open your Browser developer tools and look at the console. There should be an error similar to this:

"Refused to display [URL] in a frame because it set 'X-Frame-Options' to 'sameorigin'"


The following Microsoft forum post goes into detail on this issue: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/officeapps/en-US/73e90a28-a2f9-48c2-be20-52a72c66d51f/disible-xframeoptions-sameorigin-for-ssrs?forum=sqlreportingservices 

To work around this issue, set your SSRS link to be embed ready. Simply add rs:embed=true to your URL.