Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SSRS configuring a rendering extension

Reporting Services has a default rendering extension to create csv files with a comma as the default fielddelimiter. But I needed to have the possibility to create a csv with semicolon delimited fields. It's easy to change this behaviour - and many others - when calling the Render method or by adding some settings to the URL. But I wanted that file delivered through a subscription and that makes it a lot more difficult.

Just add the following snippet to the Render section of the RSReportServer.config file and you'll have a new option to render your subscriptions.

<Extension Name="CSVSemicolon" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.CsvRenderer.CsvReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.CsvRendering">
<Name Language="en-US">CSV (semicolon delimited)</Name>