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Panos84
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Reduce Size of Excel when Exporting from Power BI Report Builder

Hi

 

I have a PowerBI Report Builder Paginated Report that generates an excel file.

How can I please reduce the size of the excel file?

 

 

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v-rzhou-msft
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Hi @Panos84 

Please refer to this offical blog: Sizes of Excel 2003 (.xls) Files

When reports are first exported and saved to Excel 2003, they do not benefit from the file optimization that Excel automatically applies to its *.xls workbook files. The larger file size can cause problems for e-mail subscriptions and attachments. To reduce the size of the *.xls files for exported reports, open the *.xls files and then resave the workbooks. Resaving the workbooks typically reduces their file sizes by 40 to 50 percent.

 

Best Regards,
Rico Zhou

 

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Panos84
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Hi

 

Thanks for the suggestion, but I m hoping for another solution. Resaving the excel file is something that we already knew in my organization and it is what we do at the minute. I am hoping for a solution that my customer will not have to go through the manual process of resaving excel 🙂

v-rzhou-msft
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Community Support

Hi @Panos84 

Please refer to this offical blog: Sizes of Excel 2003 (.xls) Files

When reports are first exported and saved to Excel 2003, they do not benefit from the file optimization that Excel automatically applies to its *.xls workbook files. The larger file size can cause problems for e-mail subscriptions and attachments. To reduce the size of the *.xls files for exported reports, open the *.xls files and then resave the workbooks. Resaving the workbooks typically reduces their file sizes by 40 to 50 percent.

 

Best Regards,
Rico Zhou

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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