FIX: An Excel worksheet has unexpected automatic subtotals when you export a SSRS 2008 R2 report that uses the visibility toggle feature to an Excel workbook

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Article ID: 2462084 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a report service project, and then you add a report in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) for SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • You add a table that contains groups into the report.
  • You use the visibility toggle feature in the report.

    Note The visibility toggle feature uses some parameters in an expression to control the visibility of the group headers.
  • You export the report to an Excel workbook.
In this scenario, the Excel workbook contains automatic subtotals that should not be present, based on the visibility toggle feature that you use.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of an error in the Excel renderer in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 5. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2438347 Cumulative Update package 5 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to add a visibility toggle to an item in Reporting Services, visit the following Microsoft Development Network (MSDN) website:
How to add a visibility toggle to an item in Reporting Services
For more information about how to hide an item in Reporting Services, visit the following MSDN website:
How to hide an item in Reporting Services
For more information about expression examples in Report Builder 3.0 and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), visit the following MSDN website:
Expression examples in Report Builder 3.0 and SSRS

For more information about a SQL Server 2005 report that uses the visibility toggles feature runs incorrectly in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2220252 FIX: A SQL Server 2005 report that uses the visibility toggles feature runs incorrectly in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2

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Article ID: 2462084 - Last Review: December 20, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
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