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Problem Exporting to Excel 2007


Problem Exporting to Excel 2007

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marty.seed
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I have created a large tablix report in SSRS 2008 that shows our daily sales for the year by day. I need this to be able to render to Excel 2007 for our execs but every time I try to export it if fails. When I try to email it through subscription I get the following error:

Failure sending mail: Excel Rendering Extension: Number of columns exceeds the maximum possible columns per sheet in this format; Columns Requested: 552, Max Columns: 256Mail will not be resent.

Is there any way around this???
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No there is no way around this. It is indicating that the reports has more rows than Excel allows (somewhere in the 65,000 range not sure). You could try narrowing the scope of the report or reducing the number of levels shown that may reduce some of the rows. What data does the report show meaning what is your structure.
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render to Excel 2007 for our execs but every time I try to export it if fails


Specifically what error message is returned?

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

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Failure sending mail: Excel Rendering Extension: Number of columns exceeds the maximum possible columns per sheet in this format; Columns Requested: 552, Max Columns: 256Mail will not be resent.
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I think that SSRS is NOT exporting data to EXCEL 2007.

From my Excel 2007 help file:
WorkSheet size 1,048,576 rows, 16,384 Columns.

Other improvements to Excel:

http://visio.mvps.org/Excel_2007.htm

If memory serves me correctly SSRS is attempting to export your data to Excel 2003.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

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How can I check what version of Excel is SSRS trying exporting to? I have 2007 installed on my desktop.
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And you are using SSRS 2008 and you are getting the error using excel 2007 correct not someone else getting the error?
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The error happens a) whenever someone tries to export a report to excel and b) when the report runs as a subscription with an Excel attachment.
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Hey BitBucket,

I know Excel 2007 has changed to be able to host 16k columns. The problem is in the export from the server. It is trying to Export in Excel 97. Trying to find out if this is a property somewhere I can change to Excel 2007.
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No, the rendering engine even in SSRS 2008 uses Excel 2003 so you are limited to it's column/row limitations. You could export to CSV but then will lose any formatting.
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