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SSRS:  Fixed column length

Posted on 2014-03-12
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Hello:

I will be creating a SQL Reporting Services report and exporting the data to Excel.

I would like for columns in the report to have a fixed field length.  In other words, if column B should be only 10 characters in length, I'd like to be able to make it so.

Is that possible in SSRS?

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Make sure your Text box CanGrow property is set to true, the cell height will increase automatically to accommodate a long text.

The possible cause is merged cells exist on a row where a text box is rendered with the AutoSize property. If cells are merged, word-wrap and auto-height will not work correctly in exporting Excel. Since this is a limitation in Excel rendering, currently, I’m afraid we can only use non-merged cell in the row.
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Thanks!

So, am I understanding then that it is possible to do through the Text Box "CanGrow" property?

Or, no?

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