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I have an SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services instance, and by default, it can only export to PDF, Excel and Word. Users require CSV export as well. All I found is that there are different extensions, but not clear how to add or install them.

This is what we have now:

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Desirable (CSV is a must have, others would be good):

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Using 64 bit version.

<Render> section of C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS11.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\ReportServer\rsreportserver.config:

        <Extension Name="XML" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.DataRenderer.XmlDataReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.DataRendering"/>
        <Extension Name="NULL" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.NullRenderer.NullReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.NullRendering" Visible="false"/>
        <Extension Name="CSV" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.DataRenderer.CsvReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.DataRendering"/>
        <Extension Name="ATOM" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.DataRenderer.AtomDataReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.DataRendering" Visible="false"/>
        <Extension Name="PDF" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ImageRenderer.PDFRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ImageRendering"/>
        <Extension Name="RGDI" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ImageRenderer.RGDIRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ImageRendering" Visible="false"/>
        <Extension Name="HTML4.0" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.HtmlRenderer.Html40RenderingExtension,Microsoft.ReportingServices.HtmlRendering" Visible="false">
        <Extension Name="MHTML" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.HtmlRenderer.MHtmlRenderingExtension,Microsoft.ReportingServices.HtmlRendering">
        <Extension Name="EXCEL" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ExcelRenderer.ExcelRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ExcelRendering" Visible="false"/>
        <Extension Name="EXCELOPENXML" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ExcelOpenXmlRenderer.ExcelOpenXmlRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ExcelRendering"/>
        <Extension Name="RPL" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.RPLRendering.RPLRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.RPLRendering" Visible="false" LogAllExecutionRequests="false"/>
        <Extension Name="IMAGE" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ImageRenderer.ImageRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ImageRendering"/>
        <Extension Name="WORD" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.WordRenderer.WordDocumentRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.WordRendering" Visible="false"/>
        <Extension Name="WORDOPENXML" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.WordRenderer.WordOpenXmlRenderer.WordOpenXmlDocumentRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.WordRendering"/>
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This is most likely a problem with your SQL Server edition.

I had the same issue on SQL 2012 express. As it was enabled in the config but not visible in the export list, I tried exporting via URL directly and got an error rsRenderingExtensionNotFound.

Checking in the logs of SSRS I found a line indicating that the XML extension was removed at startup because it was not supported by this edition.

A quick test on an SQL 2008 R2 Standard edition (I did not have and SQL 2012 Std at hand unfortunately) did show the CSV, XML (the one I was after) and other exports not listed on SQL Express.

I would therefore suggest upgrading your edition to standard to try to resolve the issue.

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Thanks, but the instance I had the problem with was Standard Edition. – Adam Szabo Aug 18 '14 at 21:44

You have to enable the extensions by editing the SSRS instance's rsreportserver.config file. This file resides in your SSRS instance folder (\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS11.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\ReportServer is the default).

Check to see if you have this line in your instance's config file (within the <Render> node:

  <Extension Name="CSV" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.DataRenderer.CsvReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.DataRendering" />

If so, check to see if it has the Visible attribute set to false. If so, remove the Visible attribute and restart your SSRS instance.

Here are some relative links:

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Visible tag was not present. Restarted it, it's still not showing. Any other idea why it's not showing? – Adam Szabo Mar 6 '14 at 14:42
It's possible to disable them programatically. Is this problem true for a brand new generic report as well? – squillman Mar 6 '14 at 16:24
I don't know. I just enabled SSRS on a fresh server and uploaded the reports, and this happens. Do you have any clue where/what could I check? – Adam Szabo Mar 6 '14 at 16:28
Can you post the content of the <Render> node from your rsreportserver.config file? – squillman Mar 6 '14 at 16:50
Yes, updated my question. Also indicated that using 64 bit version, if that makes any difference. – Adam Szabo Mar 6 '14 at 17:01

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