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Export SSRS Report into PDF Format from ASP.NET Application


How to Export SSRS Report into PDF Format from ASP.NET Application

Export SSRS Report into PDF Format from ASP.NET Application

Now a days, it is often required to execute SSRS Report from ASP.NET web application and export that report on the disk in different formats like PDF,XLS etc.


In this article, I will show you how to Export SSRS Report into PDF from ASP.NET Web Application.

I assumed that you already developed a SSRS Report and deployed it to the Report Server.


  1. First of all open Visual Studio 2010 and create a new website or open an existing website. In that add new web page and give appropriate name.

  2. Now in your web page add following controls:

One ScriptManager One Button One MicrosoftReportViewer So your web page design will look like following:

Export SSRS Report into PDF Format

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  1. Now add following code on button’s click event in your .cs file :

    MyReportViewer.ProcessingMode = ProcessingMode.Remote;
    MyReportViewer.ServerReport.ReportServerUrl = new Uri(""); // Report Server URL
    MyReportViewer.ServerReport.ReportPath = "/StartSSRS/PersonAddressDetails";                         // Report Name
    Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ReportParameter[] reportParameterCollection = new Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ReportParameter[1];
    reportParameterCollection[0] = new Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ReportParameter();
    reportParameterCollection[0].Name = "City";                                                         //Parameter Name
    reportParameterCollection[0].Values.Add("Seattle");                                                 //Parameter Value
    Warning[] warnings;
    string[] streamids;
    string mimeType, encoding, extension, deviceInfo;
    deviceInfo = "True";
    byte[] bytes = MyReportViewer.ServerReport.Render("PDF", null, out mimeType, out encoding, out extension, out streamids, out warnings);
    Response.Buffer = true;
    Response.ContentType = mimeType;
    This header is for saving it as an Attachment and popup window should display to to offer save as or open a PDF file
    Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + extension);       
    This header is use for open it in browser.
    Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "inline; filename=myfile." + extension);
    //Creatr PDF file on disk
    string pdfPath = @"D:\TempReports\PersonAddressDetails." + extension;       // Path to export Report.
    System.IO.FileStream pdfFile = new System.IO.FileStream(pdfPath, System.IO.FileMode.Create);
    pdfFile.Write(bytes, 0, bytes.Length);
  2. Now set this page as a startup and then press F5. In browser click on Export Report button. It will export report on the disk.

Now browse to path on which Report is Exported. You will see report over there.

Export SSRS Report into PDF Format

Similarly, If you want to export report in excel, make following changes in line no 18 of above code:

byte[] bytes = MyReportViewer.ServerReport.Render(“EXCEL”, null, out mimeType, out encoding, out extension, out streamids, out warnings);

hope this can help you , Let me know if you have any questions or comments.


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