Symptoms

Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) to generate a link to other Microsoft Excel workbooks stored in a shared folder. When the Excel workbook name is in Russian language, the link seems to be broken.

The link should be С:\название на русском.txt. However, Excel tries to open C:\Название на €ÑƒÑÑÐºÐ¾Ð¼.txt.

Cause

This issue occurs because the URL encoding is incorrect as Microsoft Excel uses CP1251 but SSRS generates UTF-8 hyperlink.

Status

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

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

About cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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