I have a .rdl report that formats data as a report. I want to export that data to excel as a flat table with the raw data that was returned based on the params in the report. The default excel export looks just like the report which isn’t what I want (I just want rows and columns). Is there an easy way to do this?
You can save it as csv file. After that you must import that file in excel not open that with excel.
If you want to do it as a non-CSV format then make sure that you have zero formatting on any of the report and also try and make sure that any fields are converted into their type – sometimes excel misunderestimates dates etc, Use .net convert functions to do this – alternatively you may have to hack the dataset datatype for a field.
Remove any headers, footers, charts – you’re basically after as vanilla as possible
If you do include any of these, make sure they start and finish points line up, if not then you’ll get split cells.