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Export RDL/RDLC reports programmatically in C#

Programmatically create and export SSRS, RDL, and RDLC reports to PDF, Word, Excel and more.

What you can do with WPF Report Writer

Report sources

Export reports from external servers, Microsoft SSRS, SharePoint, your local system, or those embedded in any applications.

Report Writer exports the reports from server and any applications
Types of export file formats supported in Report Writer

Export formats

Export reports in commonly used file formats, like PDF, Word, Excel, CSV, PowerPoint, XML, and HTML.

Create SSRS RDL/RDLC reports programmatically in C#​

Use simple APIs to create SSRS RDL/RDLC reports programmatically in C# and change report item properties without using a visual design interface.

Create SSRS RDL/RDLC reports programmatically in C#
Connect to any report data sources

Connect to any data source

Export reports created using a built-in data source, business object collection, or data processing extension against any data source:

  • Built-in data sources: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, SQL CE, XML, Microsoft Access, Oracle, OLEDB, and ODBC.
  • Business object data sources: IList, DataTable, and Dataset.
  • Custom data processing extensions: OData, SSAS, MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and more.

Eye-popping data visualization

Share insights by exporting reports with a variety of report items:

  • Basic items: Text box, image, line, and rectangle.
  • Data region items: Table, matrix (pivot table), and list.
  • Data visualizations: Charts, sparklines, data bars, gauges, indicators, and maps.
  • Subreports.
  • Custom report items: Barcodes, QR barcodes, and more.

Exported PDF document with rich data visualization report items
Conditional formatted report exported to PDF document

Presentation-ready reports

Export reports with unmatched informational clarity by highlighting data on demand. Style your reports using the following data customization options:

  • HTML/rich text rendering
  • Conditional formatting
  • Simple and complex expressions

Data shaping

Export organized and shaped data using the following options to make bolder business decisions:

  • Sorting
  • Filtering
  • Grouping
  • Summaries and aggregates
  • Calculated fields

Exported document with sort, filter, groups and calculated fields
Report parameter inputs assigned to report using Report Writer

Report parameters

Set the following parameter types to interact with the report on the fly to modify the data exported from RDL/RDLC reports:

  • Cascading parameters
  • Non-queried parameters
  • Queried parameters
  • Multivalued parameters

Interactive reports

Export reports with interactive features like drill down, hyperlinks, subreports, and nested data regions.

Toggle and interact  with excel exported reports
Silently print reports using Report Writer

Silently print reports​

End users can silently print reports without viewing or rendering them in Report Viewer.

Encrypt and secure documents

Encrypt and password-protect exported documents with a range of low to high encryption standards.

Encrypt and secure  exported documents in Report Writer
Change default export file formats

Change the default file format​

Users can change the default file format to any other file format version that is supported by the selected file type. APIs are included for setting the format before exporting the document:

  • Word file formats: doc, docx, and more.
  • Excel file formats: xls, xlsx, and more.

Advanced layouts for merged cells

Report Writer supports additional export layouts in Word and Excel formats to eliminate tiny columns, rows, and merged cells. These layouts:

  • Overcome the merging problem with tiny cells, rows, and columns in SSRS Excel and Word exporting
  • Provide clear readability by eliminating the tiny columns, rows, and merge cells.
  • Allow you to perform data manipulations such as sorting, filtering, and grouping in Excel

Advanced layouts for merged cells in Excel and Word exports
Report Writer developer friendly API's

Developer-friendly APIs

You have control over all behaviors of the Report Writer to provide the best experience to your end users through a rich set of developer-friendly APIs.

Other supported frameworks

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