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I've a report in my windows application. The report works fine with in  my application. But when I export to PDF file the particular column (datetime column) is shown as #Error. When I export same report as Excel, the column shows value as #VALUE!

Have you come across this kind of issue earlier? If so, please do help me how to solve the issue. Please do assist!

Please note that two different RDLs are used for application and export option.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:Easwaran Paramasivam
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Do other datetime columns work?
If the problem is with the datetime a workround would be to have it as a formatted string instead of the native type.
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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
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It works fine with other datetime columns. Moreover the column which shows wrong value do not contain NULL value. Please do suggest.
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Do the column names in the reports match exactly the column name in the source ?
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=Convert.ToDateTime(IIF(IsNothing(Fields!LastPasswordDtm.Value),DateTime.MinValue,Fields!LastPasswordDtm.Value).ToString()).ToString().Replace(DateTime.MinValue.ToString(),string.Empty)

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Above code helps me.
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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for EaswaranP's comment #a39798020

for the following reason:

While exporting the data the NULL validation should be handled correctly. Accepting as solution for tracing purpose and would be useful for others.
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>>Moreover the column which shows wrong value do not contain NULL value.

The above was from an earlier comment.
From the proposed solution
While exporting the data the NULL validation should be handled correctly

Something isn't correct.
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by:Easwaran Paramasivam
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for EaswaranP's comment #a39798020

for the following reason:

Accepting as solution for tracking
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Proposed solution is:
=Convert.ToDateTime(IIF(IsNothing(Fields!LastPasswordDtm.Value),DateTime.MinValue,Fields!LastPasswordDtm.Value).ToString()).ToString().Replace(DateTime.MinValue.ToString(),string.Empty)

which on contraction is:
=Convert.ToDateTime(...).ToString().Replace(DateTime.MinValue.ToString(),string.Empty)

which is resulting in a string.

See my first comment - you could convert to a string.
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