FIX: Incorrect background color returned if you export an SSRS 2012 report to Microsoft Excel

Kehtib: SQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2012 Business IntelligenceSQL Server 2012 Developer

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 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 2012 Service Pack 1 fix release.

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a report that contains a table in a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (SSRS 2012) server.
  • You use an expression that resembles the following for the Backgroundcolor property:
    =IIf(Fields!id.Value=5, "Green", Nothing)
  • You export the report to Microsoft Excel (in the Office Open XML file format).
In this scenario, the "Nothing" value is not set, and the color of the previous row is incorrectly used.

Resolution


Cumulative update information

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2812412 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1
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 2012 SP1 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:
2772858 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was released

Status


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

Workaround


To work around the issue, change the "Nothing" value to the default background color.

For example, if the default background color is white, then use the following expression:

=IIf(Fields!id.Value=5, "Green", "White")

References


For more information about expressions in SSRS, go to the following MSDN website: For more information about the IIF function, go to the following MSDN website: For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates