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The difference between Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services and other similar products is summarized below.
|Features||Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services||SA OfficeWriter||Visual Studio + the Standard Renderer for Microsoft Excel|
|Exporting the Standard RDL reports to Microsoft Excel.||Yes||No||Partially(1)|
|Designing and delivering Reports in Microsoft Excel.||Yes||Yes||No|
|Generating an RDL file at design time.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Publishing and previewing reports.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Creating data sources and queries.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Specifying the shared data source as report data source at publish time.||Yes||No||Yes|
|Pivot Tables, interactive charts, VBA and macros.||Yes||Yes||No|
|Reporting Services parameters as report data source.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Reporting Services global variables as report data source.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Reporting Services formulas as report data source.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Specifying the row groups and footers of the table at design time.||Yes||No||Yes|
|Dynamic formulas||Yes (implemented by special Smart Markers).||No||No|
|Report parameters configuration.||Yes||No||Yes|
|Exporting various report items to the designated sheets in an Excel workbook.||Yes (specified at design time)||Yes (specified at design time)||No|
The following features are not supported:
- Sub-Reports in tables.
- Tables within tables.