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Generate one PDF per record

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Hi all,

I've built a report which displays data from a db. This works fine, rendering the report correctly.

My query returns ~40,000 records. I would like to automatically generate a pdf file for each record, named using one of the fields returned by the query.

How do I automate this? I have Report Builder 3, and Visual Studio.

Thanks.
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SSRS only lets you create 1 PDF Per Report Execution.
So if your report returns 40,000 Pages, It will still only export 1 PDF File.

You can create a report that takes the record in you want, and export the pdf for that 1 record, and run it 40,000 times.
to get it to run 40,000 times you can create a service or winapp that gets a list of all 40000 records and loops thru the recordset calling the report for each ID.

You can perhaps Create the 1 PDF with 40,000 pages and automate someother program to create 1 PDF file per page.
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Or, send it to WORD as a "merge file" and let it do it. ;-)

--Jeff Moden

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Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.

I've gone with the 'single report being called over and over' approach, using this example:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/reportexecution2005.reportexecutionservice.render.aspx
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