Reporting Services APIs to manipulate Word documents

Export RDL and RDLC reports to Word and Pdf (10+ file formats) from SQL Server Reporting Services.

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Aspose.Words for Reporting Services

Aspose.Words for Reporting Services


Aspose.Words for Reporting Services is a rendering extension aimed at software developers to export RDL and RDLC reports as DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF, HTML, MHTML, ODT, TXT, XPS and WordprocessingML documents from within Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.

It supports Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016 Reporting Services as well as Microsoft Report Viewer 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015.


Export RDL Reports As Word Documents

Aspose.Words for Reporting Services fully supports the RDL specification. Use any reports designer to redesign your existing reports. You can simply export any existing RDL report as a Microsoft Word document and it will render exactly how you would expect it - identical to the RDL design.

Aspose.Words for Reporting Services supports the following RDL elements:


Page, headers, footers














Tablix (Reporting Services 2008)




Rectangles, lines




Third-party controls (such as Dundas Chart for Reporting Services)

High Fidelity, Identical To The Report Design

Aspose.Words for Reporting Services exports reports to Microsoft Word documents in such a way that they appear identical to the original report design as produced by the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services' built-in renderers. Developers can choose between two modes of export:

  • Flow Layout
  • Positioned Layout

Flow Layout produces "editable" documents that consist of simple paragraphs, tables, section - this is similar in comparison to an office worker creating the document in Microsoft Word.

Positioned Layout produces reports with the most accurate conversion fidelity from RDL to Microsoft Word. Tables and matrices from reports are exported as Microsoft Word tables, while some elements are exported as positioned textboxes to keep the fidelity as close to the original design as possible.

Microsoft Word Automation - Not Needed

Aspose.Words for Reporting Services is built using managed code that do never need Microsoft Word to be installed on the machine to work with Word document formats. It is a perfect Microsoft Word automation alternative in terms of supported features, security, stability, scalability, speed and price.


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