Very Large PDF Files Produced by ReportViewer when using Charts RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,


    I'm using Report Viewer in Local Mode.


    I have a few reports I produce and then try to export them to PDF.


    Unfortunately, as soon as I put a Chart onto a report, the PDF file size blows out enormously.


    Just 1 chart in the report can make the file size > 10 mb.


    This takes a long time to save, as the file save rate is only about 300kb/s. So it takes about 30 seconds to save.


    This is very non-user friendly and rather frustrating.

    Normally a PDF files with lots and lots of images in it can still be < 1 mb.

    So what gives here? Why does Report Viewer make the PDF files so big?

    I there a way around this?


    If not, I may just have to exclude the charts from my reports, though I don't want to have to do this.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:01 AM

All replies

  • You may want to look into the VS2008 version of the reportviewer, since I believe it includes PDF compression, which should help with this, but it is definately a known "thing" in 2005, and I avoid using charts in my reports just due to the high cost associated with them.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:28 PM