How to Disable/restrict SSRS Export format ?

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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) supports export to different formats like XML, CSV, HTML, PDF, etc., when you view the report.  This export option is available at report viewer Export drop-down list.

We can control this via report services server configuration file which is available at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\Reporting Services\Report Server\ rsreportserver.config".

Location can be changed, based on installation location of Reporting services.

In This File, In <Render /> tag elements, add attribute Visible="false" and save the file. Now if you check, it won’t be available at Export drop-down list


<Extension Name="XML"
Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.XmlDataRenderer.XmlDataReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.XmlRendering" Visible="false" />
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  1. Thx for sharing this. I understand this option is @ the server level, Is there a way of controlling formats @ Report level.
    Like for Report 1 , Export to CSV, Excel ONLY should be enabled
    Report 2, Export to Excel ONLY should be enabled
    Report 3, All formats should be visible/enabled.


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