Exception: Font '?' cannot be found. RRS feed

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  • Hi,


    I am getting the following error when i try to export a report to excel format.


    [Exception: Font '?' cannot be found.]
    [Exception: The type initializer for 'Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.BIFFUtility.WorkBook' threw an exception.]
    [Exception: An error occurred during rendering of the report.]
    [Exception: An error occurred during rendering of the report.]
       Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ServerReport.ServerUrlRequest(Boolean isAbortable, String url, Stream outputStream, String& mimeType, String& fileNameExtension) +495
       Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ServerReport.InternalRender(Boolean isAbortable, String format, String deviceInfo, NameValueCollection urlAccessParameters, Stream reportStream, String& mimeType, String& fileNameExtension) +958
       Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ServerReportControlSource.RenderReport(String format, String deviceInfo, NameValueCollection additionalParams, String& mimeType, String& fileExtension) +84
       Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ExportOperation.PerformOperation(NameValueCollection urlQuery, HttpResponse response) +143
       Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.HttpHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) +110
       System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +303
       System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +64


    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.



    Monday, October 13, 2008 10:48 PM


  • It seems that permission to the fonts directory was not set correctly. Assiging the Local users group read/write permission to the directory, an iisreset and restarting reporting services service fix the issue.



    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:11 AM