In SSRS, After Export into excel how to give Sheet name.
Hi All, when we export a Report in excelmultiple sheets will open. How we can give the sheet name according of that report. let me know about the same. Thanks.
February 13th, 2008 9:10am
Hi there, Unfortunately it is not possible to rename the worksheet tabs when exporting to Excel with SSRS. We wanted to do this but just weren't able to fit it into the SQL Server 2008 timeframe. Best regards, Chris B.
February 13th, 2008 2:52pm
Hi chris, It is possible, Can any one know that so let me know. Thanks.
February 14th, 2008 8:54am
Hi there, To be clear, it is not possible to do this with SSRS out of the box. One suggestion isthat you could develop an external app to post-process your XLS files and rename the worksheet tabs. You could do this with a tool such as SoftArtisans OfficeWriter. The app would need to programmatically render the SSRS report to Excel, then open the file with OfficeWriter and manipulate the XLS via an object model. Thanks again, Chris B.
February 14th, 2008 12:27pm
HI Can you please tell me whether its possible to export data using SSRS to multiple sheets in excel.If yes how?After reading you post i felt you have some how ecported the data to multiple sheets but not able to rename the sheets.But for me i need to know how togenerate multiple sheets from SQL Server 2005 reporting services.
February 18th, 2008 6:59am
HiMoups Yes it is possible to export a data into multiple sheets. If you put more than one report in a single layout page so there is a option is there in layout to export into multiple sheets. Right click the table and check in table properties down side, Insert a page break after table. So accordingly u can break the multiple tables into different pages. When you export it will come as a different sheets. Hope i gave your Answer of your question. Regards, Rahul
February 18th, 2008 11:13pm
Hi Chris, In SSRS when i m Subscriptions the mail so i m getting a error like... Failure sending mail: At least one of the From or Sender fields is required, and neither was found. Please let me know. Thanks again. Rahul
February 20th, 2008 11:44pm
Isn't it possible to accomplish this by creating an XSLT style sheet with the name of each worksheet and attach it your report by putting its name in the Data Output tab of the Report Properties dialog?
February 26th, 2008 3:14pm
Hi All, Is Anyone know that, how to give sheet name, after exporting the report into different Excel sheets. please share with me.. if any body knows. Thanks & Regards, Rahul
April 1st, 2008 2:33am
Hi Rahul, Please see my previous answer to this same question. It is not possible to give your worksheets a custom name. If your report has only one worksheet, it will be the name of the report. If it is multiple sheets, it will be named like Sheet1, Sheet2... SheetN. There is no way to change this, but we certainly hope to add this feature in a future release. -Chris
April 1st, 2008 9:52pm
Hi Rahul, Do you know how to export the data from to Multiple Excel sheets when you only have one report? I have a report which will do a page break if the data of the header information has changed. Is there a way to export new header page to anExcel sheet (one new header page per sheet!!!)? Please let me know, Thanks, Oliver
April 14th, 2008 7:55am
Hi Oliver, Select the table body of the report and right click the table and check in table properties down side, Insert a page break after table. So accordingly u can break the multiple tables into different pages. When you export it will come as a different sheets. Regards, Rahul
April 17th, 2008 5:42am
Hi Chris, Does Feb CTP of SQL Server 2008 supports this functionality (renaming the worksheet tabs when exporting to Excel with SSRS)? Thanks,Shital
April 24th, 2008 5:00pm
When exporting a report as excel , can we pass the name of the file exported as a paramemter.. ?
April 25th, 2008 3:36pm
How do you export grouped data in asingle table across multiple sheets?
April 30th, 2008 9:58am
The Excel renderer will create a new worksheet whenever you use explicit page breaks in your report. For example, a table group with Page Break set to Between will put one group instance on a each worksheet.-Chris
May 3rd, 2008 1:09am
Hi Shital, SQL Server 2008 also does not support the ability to rename worksheet tabs. This is a key feature that we hope to add in the near future.Thanks,Chris
May 3rd, 2008 1:11am
Thanks Chris, looks like using OfficeWriter is the best solution at this point.
May 5th, 2008 12:40am
Please check my above Answers. You will get the solution.
July 28th, 2008 7:59am
Please check my above answers. you will get the solution.
July 28th, 2008 8:01am
Hi Chris,Are you planning to add this feature to SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services in the near future as well?Thanks,Ali
August 13th, 2008 1:53pm
Hello, No, we won't be retroactively adding this to SQL Server 2005. This feature will come in a release subsequent to SQL Server 2008. -Chris
August 13th, 2008 2:08pm
Chris,Is it possible to rename the sheets using OWC? If so, could you post some code with the basics. We are still generating excel reports using DTS/VBS and Excel installed in an Old Win 2K server. We are in theprocess of eliminating this situation and implementing SSRSas a substitute and running into some road blocks. In particular with the exporting feature to excel from SSRS.Is there a place were the OWC object model is described?I tried using VB6 to expose all the methods using the Objectexplorer, but I can't find too much there either (not sure if Iam looking in the right place).I have been trying to find OWC documentation. But, no dice.Any help would be greatly appreciated.AL
March 11th, 2009 5:18pm
Chris,It's possible.You choose XML output, attach an XSLT, and create SSML instead of binary Excel.I've written a walkthrough about this and do it all the time. I think I've gotten more thank-yous for this post than anything I've ever written <g>.http://spacefold.com/lisa/post/2007/10/03/Changing-the-Sheet-names-in-SQL-Server-RS-Excel-QnD-XSLT.aspx... and if you search for XSLT on the blog you'll see lots of followup advice as people asked specific questions about this technique. HTH,>L<http://spacefold.com/lisa
March 11th, 2009 6:41pm
Lisa,Hi and many thanks for providing a solution via SSML/XSLT. I have been trying to get this to work for my particular situation.I was wondering if you have the actual files for the solutionfor me to try and follow.My problem:I am trying to port a simple report that is being created viaold DTS VBS/Excel package to SSRS. I am recreating the reportas an RDL file and then export with some automation to an excel sheet. I have been able to create multiple sheets withina worksheet with no problem and now need to rename each individual sheet. I am having trouble following your explanationon how it is done. Probably because I am a little rusty with xml/xslt and would probably better follow witht the original files.Let me know if you can provide the sources for everything thatis described in your solution. I pretty much follow the conceptand am almost there.Thanks in advance,Al Longobardi
March 13th, 2009 10:04am
Hi LisaThanks for providing such a nice article....I am creating a rdl file in SSRS 2005. I have been able to create multiple sheets within a worksheet with no problem and now need to rename each individual sheet. I am facing some issue while following your steps/explanation. I am getting worksheet name and formatting in exported xml, however not getting the actual row's of data. I am relatively new with xml/xslt and would probably feel better with the original files, if you could provide me.Thanks in advance.Ashishashish Jain
June 19th, 2009 2:26am
Lisa,Hi and many thanks for providing a solution via SSML/XSLT. I have been trying to get this to work for my particular situation.I was wondering if you have the actual files for the solutionfor me to try and follow.My problem:I am trying to port a simple report that is being created viaold DTS VBS/Excel package to SSRS. I am recreating the reportas an RDL file and then export with some automation to an excel sheet. I have been able to create multiple sheets withina worksheet with no problem and now need to rename each individual sheet. I am having trouble following your explanationon how it is done. Probably because I am a little rusty with xml/xslt and would probably better follow witht the original files.Let me know if you can provide the sources for everything thatis described in your solution. I pretty much follow the conceptand am almost there.Thanks in advance,Al Longobardi It's been some time now since I last post this and after the post, I figured it out after many attempts.AL
June 19th, 2009 8:16pm
Hi Ashish,I have a same problem like you had, I am getting worksheet name and formatting in exported xml, however not getting the actual row's of data.I wonder if you are able to solve your problem?Please let me know. If yes can I see ur XML, SSML and XSLT file really appreciate it.Thanxsimam
December 5th, 2009 9:59pm
Hi All, It is possible to rename the sheet name when exported to excel in SSRS 2008 R2. Thank you, LalithaLalitha
May 14th, 2010 1:29am
Hi, Lalitha: Could you please tell me how to rename the sheet name when exported to excel in SSRS 2008 R2? I have the same requirment wiht you now, thanks in advance for your help.
July 7th, 2010 5:37am
It's been sometime now, but if you go to the beginning of the post you will find the instructions on how to do it. But in short, you have to export the report in xml format. Once you have the xml, you'll need to construct an xslt file that you'll need to provide in the ssrs output properties (i think). In the xslt document, you will provide the sheet name as you want it. That part I forget and i'll have to dig out from my solution. I am on vacation now and was checking my email. Hope this helps. AL
July 7th, 2010 9:47am
The Book "SQL Server Reporting Services Recipes" by Paul Turley, Robert M. Bruckner has details how to do it. P420. "EXCEL WORKSHEET NAMING AND PAGENAMING" It's for Reporting Services 2008 R2 only. Thanks,
July 7th, 2010 3:19pm
Lisa: I'm also trying to get this to work and am having zero luck. I'm using Excel 2007, and I am not seeing ANYWHERE where I can save/export an Excel Workbook as an SSML. I save it as an XML Spreadsheet, but when I open it up, it appears as just a normal spreadsheet. Do you have instructions if you're using Excel 2007? Thank You!A. M. Robinson
August 13th, 2010 5:22pm
Ansonee, The real solution is to create an xslt document that you'll need to include in the output properties of the SSRS report. When the report is rendered, you'll have to export the report as xml and when you do, it'll interact with the xslt template and produce the excel document with the sheet names. The specifcs on how to do the xslt is not at hand for me at the moment. But it is explained somewhere at the beginning of this thread. The only other way to get individual sheets without names is by playing around with the Header's within the SSRS report. Al
August 13th, 2010 6:28pm
I know....I could not find where to save spreadsheet as XML since I'm using 2007 and not 2003, but I found it. http://spacefold.com/lisa/post/2007/10/03/Changing-the-Sheet-names-in-SQL-Server-RS-Excel-QnD-XSLT.aspx A. M. Robinson
August 13th, 2010 8:13pm
Yes it is possible, in SQL 2008 R2... (this is for those people who might cross this page on a search) Please see page name property mentioned at the below link... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/robertbruckner/archive/2010/04/25/report-design-reset-page-number-on-group.aspx
February 6th, 2011 3:19pm
Yes it is possible, in SQL 2008 R2... (this is for those people who might cross this page on a search) Please see page name property mentioned at the below link... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/robertbruckner/archive/2010/04/25/report-design-reset-page-number-on-group.aspx Thank you, this is perfect and exactly what I needed. Glad I read through to the bottom.
March 17th, 2011 3:06pm
Hi Lalitha You can set a property called Page Name in the properties of the Tab beside the Page break at end.. Thanks Ramesh
July 28th, 2011 7:54am
I know this thread is probably too old for the answer to be seen, but there is a partial solution that nobody has yet offered. While you are not able to give names to the individual sheets in your Excel export, you can use the document map feature to achieve something similar. Suppose that you have a large report that is grouped by region, and for each region you make a new page (which means a new tab in Excel). If you give one cell of the group a Document Map Label that uses some field of the data to describe the region, what you get is an extra tab at front page of the excel spreadsheet. The front page tab is named "Document Map" and will simply contain links to the other pages (tabs) using the data-driven names you gave to the groups. Click the link, go to the page. Yes, the tabs at the bottom of the page are still going to say "tab 1" etc., but your users do have an easy and meaningful way to find the page they want. Best regards, Jeff
September 26th, 2011 8:02pm
Thanks so much IronMonk! It works. We were tired of using XSLT in R1 version. Now we save that time.
December 6th, 2011 2:34pm
How come I don't see the property Page name. Is this a version thing? I am doing this is VS 2008.
February 8th, 2012 4:48pm
For those stumbling on this thread: as of SQL Server 2008 R2, it's possible to give Excel sheets a name. More details: http://blog.hoegaerden.be/2011/03/23/where-the-sheets-have-a-name-ssrs-excel-export/MCITP SQL Server 2008 (DEV); MCTS SQL Server 2008 (BI, DEV & DBA)
February 9th, 2012 3:05am
Hi, I will be looking at the walkthough as this is a huge need right now and after being told its not possible in anyway, after reading this, i beg to differ. Let me see how i come on and will give feedback. Thanks for the link
June 27th, 2012 4:31am