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Open SQL PDF Report in PDF not Report Viewer

Posted on 2010-04-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09

I am trying to open a SQL Report in a pdf instead of the report view when i click on a link on my site, which is written in C#.  You can see below the code that I have that says open the url I give it in another window.  Currently when I click the link the report will open in the SQL report wizard, but I want it to go stright to pdf like in the second image.  is there something that i need to put in the URL for this to happen or what?
Response.Write("<script>window.open('" + url + "');</script>");

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Question by:DB_Fury

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ID: 30114781
why not

Response.Write("<a href=('" + url + "')> PDF Version</a>");
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Megan Brooks earned 2000 total points
ID: 30118989
Is the URL you are opening a Report Server URL? If so, you can add the query parameter rs:Format=PDF to request that the report be rendered in PDF format. See the example below. When I go to this (intranet) URL, it brings up the dialog shown in your second image.

I haven't actually tried this but another approach might be to use the ServerReport.Render method of the ReportViewer control. It can render a report in PDF format and return it as a Stream that you can use however you need to.


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ID: 31712289
Thats exactly what i was looking for!! thank you

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