I would like to export an SSRS report to a CSV file. Sounds simple, but I do not know how to add double quotes to the column headers in the exported CSV file. For example:

"Mike"|"Some Address"

The only way I have seen this work is by adding the double quotes inside the report yourself, but that can be a bit tedious if you have many textboxes and many reports.

Something like this should work though:

=IIF(Globals!RenderFormat.Name = "CSV",  """" & CStr(Fields!MyField.Value) & """", Fields!MyField.Value)

This code checks to see if it's being rendered to csv and adds the quotes if that's the case.

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  • This does not work (at least with my ReportServerConfig). Using =iif(Globals!RenderFormat.Name = "CSV", """" & "Value" & """", "Value") returns as """Value""" – BishNaboB Feb 10 '17 at 10:56

Try encapsulating the column name (including double quotes) in square brackets, like ["ColumnName"].

This SQL query works in SSMS, so it might work for you too:

SELECT ["ColumnName"] = ColumnData
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