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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 12/26/2013 :  11:54:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In an SSRS 2012, I am going to have some selected colunmns set as invisibile while the ssrs 2012 report is running. However when the report is exported only to excel and csv files, I want those invisible columns to be included in the export.

What I have set so far is:
set the columns's visibility property.
And then set this column's DataElementOutput property to "Output".

The above works fine for excel and does give me the output data for CSV.

The problem is the column header for the csv file is also exported like it is a separate data column.
Basically the csv file looks like the following:

textbox23 custname
customerName Doug Smith

Thus can you tell me how to export a csv file that will not display the csv column header textbox?

Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 12/26/2013 :  12:57:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it a requirement that you need to do this using ssrs? If not, there are much easier methods to export to csv like bcp,opnerowset etc

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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 12/26/2013 :  16:35:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes this is a requirement that I am required to have in SSRS. The users will be running the export to CSV files.
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