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Ella Maschiach Reviews OfficeWriter v8 for SSRS

When it comes to OLAP, SSRS, and DWBI development expertise, few can top Ella Maschiach, so we were delighted when she elected to take OfficeWriter v.8 for a (very thorough) spin. 



How to display all selected values for an SSRS multi-select parameter in an Excel report

It is very common when designing reports that you may need to define a multi-select report parameter in order to give the users some filter options and generate the report based on the user-selected values. You may also want to display those selected values on the Excel report.


Jason Thomas Reviews OfficeWriter 8's SSRS Integration


Post-Processing SSRS Reports using OfficeWriter in .NET


OfficeWriter and Excel Services: When to Use Which

Current and potential customers often ask our sales team: "what is the difference between OfficeWriter and Excel Services?" The high level answer is that that they are very different products designed to address very distinct scenarios. In brief, OfficeWriter is a tool that developers can use to generate, read, and manipulate Excel and Word documents in .NET code. Excel Services is a SharePoint-based server product for sharing, managing, and securing Excel workbooks.


Exporting SQL Server Database Data to Excel


The need to get business data from a SQL Server database (or any other kind of RDBMS for that matter) into Excel for further analysis is universal. I would venture to say that anyone in any business role from marketer to analyst to salesperson to executive to program manager has had the occasion to say: "I need this data in Excel so that I can crunch it!"


Download SoftArtisans OfficeWriter: Enhanced Integration for Microsoft BI

You can download Andrew Brust's full whitepaper on how OfficeWriter provides needed functionality to Microsoft's BI stack on the Blue Badge website.

Thoughts or questions? Let us know in the comments!'s Jonathan Spink Reviews OfficeWriter for SQL Server Reporting Services

SoftArtisans OfficeWriter: Reporting Services Integration

...The idea behind OfficeWriter is to extend the functionality of software users are already familiar with, i.e. Excel and Word, so they're able to both acquire the data they need and arrange it into a useful form. While OfficeWriter does come in two more specific forms, ExcelWriter and WordWriter, this review looks at the version developed for use with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), available in both 2000 and 2005 incarnations.