From the report toolbar, you can select to view your report in a variety of formats. The formats that are available are determined by the rendering extensions that are installed on the report server. When you select another format, a second browser window is used to display the report, using a viewer associated with the export format you selected. If a viewer is not available for the format you select, you can select a different format.

The following export formats are included in a default report server installation. The list of export formats available to you may vary from those listed here.

Export format



View a report in XML syntax. Reports viewed in XML open in a new browser window.


View a report in a comma-delimited format. The report opens in an application that is associated with the CSV file type.

Acrobat (PDF) file

View a report using a client-side PDF viewer. You must have third-party PDF viewer (for example, Adobe Acrobat Reader) to use this format.


View the report in Microsoft Excel.

Web archive

View the report in an MIME-encoded HTML format that keeps images and linked content together with a report.

TIFF file

View the report in the default TIFF viewer. For some Microsoft Windows clients, this is the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Select this format to a view a report in a page-oriented layout.