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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:03 AM
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Good morning!

I'm working with our application developers to convert a report from SSRS 2005 to SSRS 2008. The report uses barcode images on each page of the report. The barcodes are incremented based on the page number.

When this report is run either through Report Manager or using the report preview in Visual Studio 2008, the barcodes display correctly. The report also works fine on SSRS 2005.

When we attempt to export to PDF (or HTML) the barcode from page two repeats on all the following pages. This error only happens on the export.

Does anyone have a similar problem or any insight on what needs to be changed to get the export to work?

Thanks!



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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:06 AM


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What barcode control are you using to produce the barcode? Is it "freeware" or "shareware" or do you have a license for it? The problem may be there, but I would need more information before I can feel comfortable saying it is an issue with the pdf renderer not knowing how to handle the dynamic image.

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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:16 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply.

The barcodes are bmp images that are stored in a table in an Oracle database. I believe a range of barcodes have bee populated in the table and then report parameters are used to retrieve the correct barcode image. I'll need to confirm this process, but from reviewing the report functions and from talking to the Oracle DBA, this appears to be the case.

No matter, the barcodes are images on the report.

The process works fine until the report is exported and the entire render/export process is successful using SSRS 2005.



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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:03 AM


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Great! So you are getting the results from a table in the database. Are you exporting the results from within Visual Studio or have you deployed the report to your report server? Based on the information that I have so far, it appears to me that you are trying to export from within your local development environment, but I could be off base on this one. I would try to export it from report manager or even by using URL Access.

I personally would try to refresh the dataset (if running locally), test the "query" results and then preview the report in Visual Studio. Be sure that the report actually refreshes by pushing the "refresh" button.

Hopefully this will help you.


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Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:40 AM
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Hi, you can have a try of RAQ Report.
With it, you can export report to Excel easily. The only thing you need to do is selecting desired function in the menu in the report IDE.
An example is shown below:

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Hi Have you tried to install a barcode font we use that to format the field varchar data into a barcode so we don't need to have images it works quire well there are free ones to download Code 39 or 128
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