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Posted - 12/04/2013 :  12:45:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In an existing 2008 r2 report, I have a concern about reports being exported to excel. I have this concern since the result is related to the visibility of tablixes, columns, and rows based upon the export option chosen by the user. When I am exporting the ssrs 2008 r2 from my visual studio 2008 r2 ide in an excel format, the value for
Globals!RenderFormat.Name=EXCEL. However when I export the ssrs 2008 r2 report fronm the test report server in an excel formnat, the value for Globals!RenderFormat.Name=EXCELOPENXML.

Thus I have the following questions which includes the following:
1. Can you tell me why the values between my visual studio ide and the test report server are different?
If so, is there anything I can do to either environmnet to make the values the same? If so, what can I do to make the values the same?
2. I am concerned about deploying the rdl to the production report server. How would I know if the value from Globals!RenderFormat.Name would be either "EXCEL", "EXCELOPENXML", or something you tell me to expect? Is there some option(setting) in ssrs I can set and/or on the report server? If so, what would the option be?
3. If there is no way to tell what would occur on the production report server, should I just deploy the report to production and see what I get? Would I just place a "temporary" textbox on the report server and place the expression =Globals!RenderFormat.Name in that textbox? What do you recommend?

Edited by - jassie on 12/04/2013 12:45:51
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