Aspose.Words for Reporting Services
Have you ever wished you could export RDL and RDLC reports as OOXML, DOC, RTF and WordprocessingML documents?
Now, with Aspose.Words for Reporting Services, you can do that in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 or 2008 Reporting Services, as well as in Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 and 2008.
Export to Microsoft Word Formats and More
Aspose.Words for Reporting Services is a rendering extension for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft Report Viewer.
After installing Aspose.Words for Reporting Services, you will get access to the following additional export formats:
- DOC - Microsoft Word
- DOCX - Office Open XML
- RTF - Rich Text Format
- XML - WordprocessingML
- HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
- MHTML - Web Archive (MIME HTML)
- ODT - OpenOffice/StarOffice OpenDocument
- TXT - Plain Text
- XPS - XML Paper Specification
- EPUB - Electronic Publication
Works on Report Server and in Report Viewer
Whenever you are a database administrator or an application developer, with Aspose.Words for Reporting Services you can give your users the ability to export reports to Microsoft Word documents and other popular formats.
Aspose.Words for Reporting Services supports the following technologies:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 Reporting Services (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 and 2008
- Business Intelligence Development Studio 2005 and 2008
Comprehensive RDL Support
Aspose.Words for Reporting Services fully supports all of the RDL specification.
There is no need to redesign existing reports. You can export any existing RDL report as a Microsoft Word document and it will appear exactly according to the RDL design.
There is no need to use a specific report designer. You can use any RDL report designer and the report will be exported exactly the way you designed it.
Aspose.Words for Reporting Services supports the following RDL elements:
- Page, headers, footers
- Tablix (Reporting Services 2008)
- Rectangles, lines
- Third-party controls (such as Dundas Chart for Reporting Services)
High Fidelity to the Report Design
Aspose.Words for Reporting Services exports reports as Microsoft Word documents in such a way that they appear identical to reports produced by Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services’ built-in renderers.
To better suit your reports, there are two modes of export to choose from: Flow Layout and Positioned Layout.
The Flow Layout produces most "editable" documents that consist of simple paragraphs, tables, section breaks etc as if an office worker created the document in Microsoft Word.
The Positioned Layout produces reports with the most accurate conversion of RDL to Microsoft Word documents. Tables and matrices from the report are exported as Microsoft Word tables, while some elements are exported as positioned textboxes.
Easy and Lightweight Deployment
Run the MSI installer for a server or a developer installation. The installer integrates Aspose.Words for Reporting Services with Microsoft Visual Studio Report Designer and registers to run with all Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services installations found on the computer.
It is also easy to deploy Aspose.Words for Reporting Services if you are developing an application with Microsoft Report Viewer, because Aspose.Words for Reporting Services is comprised of only one .NET assembly, written completely in C#, CLS compliant and contains only safe managed code.