Handle Excel exceeds maximum 65,536 rows in SSRS 2008R2 SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to export data into multiple formats (i.e. Excel, PDF, XML) and you can find all the supported formats here. SSRS 2008R2 supports the .xls file extension for Excel, but these Excel files support a maximum of 65,536 records per sheet. When you try to export a SSRS report which has more than 65,536 records it will fail to export the report into Excel.
Evolution of SQL Server Self Service Business Intelligence Learn how Reporting has evolved into Business Intelligence (BI) on the SQL Server platform then determine how your current solution measures up. In this session, we will discuss the self-service BI continuum along with the associated technology options, challenges, opportunities and more. Learn the best practices from the field to overcome some common challenges for getting reporting out to the user community.