I have a SharePoint 2013 site and configured SQL Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated mode to work with SharePoint . it works fine without any issues . but the print option is not available in the Chrome Browser , the same is available with IE , here most of the users are using Chrome browser . How can I get the print option enabled in Report Viewer web part in Chrome browser.

In IE :

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In Chrome :

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I have enabled Enable Client Printing option from Central Admin Service Application settings as well as from Site Collection Report Services Site Settings.

Its given as ActiveX control , only IE Supports ActiveX controls but , how we can get this option in other browsers?

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The answer to this very much depends on the version of SQL Server Reporting Services being used, which you haven't mentioned.

In the upcoming SQL Server 2016 version, Chrome is a fully supported browser for interacting with Reporting Services.

However for earlier versions, the only non-IE browsers supported (or at least partially supported) are Firefox and Safari. Older versions support progressively fewer features for non-IE browsers.

This means unless you have SQL Server 2016, using Chrome for reporting services is going to mean compatibility issues. To work around this there are a couple of possible solutions:

1) In a corporate environment, consider using the Legacy Browser Support extension for Chrome - this requires Group Policy settings to force some URLs to open in an IE window.

2) Use the IE Tab extension in Chrome to render certain sites using the IE rendering engine, but inside a Chrome tab.

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    Thank you for your reply on this , will check this suggested ways and update back the results , hope it'll solve my issue.
    – Esaki
    Sep 14, 2017 at 8:22
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    IE Tab Extension works perfectly which opens the required url in IE Compatible window in Chrome itself .
    – Esaki
    Sep 18, 2017 at 8:07
  • @Esaki Your welcome :))
    – user37251
    Sep 18, 2017 at 9:02

Nope. This is not supported in other web browsers apart from IE. You can see the links below for some workarounds

SSRS print button in Chrome and Firefox

SQL Reporting Services - Print Button not shown in Mozilla

Check both of this link

  • A lot of different things only work properly in IE. There are several workarounds posted in different places that you may want to try. codeproject.com/Articles/504567/…
    – san
    Sep 14, 2017 at 8:56

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