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I'm primarily a BI Developer on the Microsoft stack. I do sometimes touch upon other Microsoft stacks ( web development, application development, and sql server development).

Thursday, June 02, 2016

0.00000000000 as Text Error when exporting to Excel from SSRS.

Just a quick tip/fix for this problem. When exporting a report to excel, sometimes you'll end up getting a long text version of the number zero instead of the actual number -- causing issue and/or time correcting the issue for users.

The fix is simple, in this case, I just cast the numbers as decimal in my query forcing it to treat it as such.  (ex:  CAST(PCT AS DECIMAL) AS PCT  )