C# Crystal Reports Export to Excel

There are situations when we want to export Crystal reports to .xls format programmatically in C#. In these situations we can use ExportOptions for export the Crystal Reports to .xls format. Also we have to set ExcelFormatOptions and ExportFormatType.Excel . In the following example you can see how to export a Crystal Reports as a Excel format file.

All C# Crystal Reports Tutorial in this website is based on the following database - crystaldb. So before you begin this section , please take a look at the database structure of crystaldb - Click Here C# crystaldb

If you are new to Crystal Reports and do not know how to create Crystal Reports from C# , please take a look at the section step by step tutorial for creating a Crystal Reports from C#.

In this section we are using our earlier program step by step tutorial for creating a Crystal Reports from C# for pull data from database to Crystal Reports . Before we start this section take a look at the step by step tutorial for creating a Crystal Reports from C# .

Here we are generating a Crystal Report from Product table and export the report content to an Excel format file.

Select the default form (Form1.cs) you created in C# and drag two buttons (Button1, Button2 ) and a CrystalReportViewer control to your form.

You have to include CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine in your C# Source Code.

Copy and paste the following source code and run your C# project.

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine;
using CrystalDecisions.Shared;

namespace WindowsApplication1
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        ReportDocument cryRpt;

        public Form1()

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            cryRpt = new ReportDocument();
            cryRpt.Load(PUT CRYSTAL REPORT PATH HERE\\CrystalReport1.rpt");
            crystalReportViewer1.ReportSource = cryRpt;

        private void button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                ExportOptions CrExportOptions ;
                DiskFileDestinationOptions CrDiskFileDestinationOptions = new DiskFileDestinationOptions();
                ExcelFormatOptions CrFormatTypeOptions = new ExcelFormatOptions();
                CrDiskFileDestinationOptions.DiskFileName = "c:\\";
                CrExportOptions = cryRpt.ExportOptions;
                CrExportOptions.ExportDestinationType = ExportDestinationType.DiskFile;
                CrExportOptions.ExportFormatType = ExportFormatType.Excel;
                CrExportOptions.DestinationOptions = CrDiskFileDestinationOptions;
                CrExportOptions.FormatOptions = CrFormatTypeOptions;
            catch (Exception ex)

cryRpt.Load(PUT CRYSTAL REPORT PATH HERE\\CrystalReport1.rpt");
The Crystal Reports file path in your project files location, there you can see CrystalReport1.rpt . So give the full path name of Crystal Reports file like c:\projects\crystalreports\CrystalReport1.rpt

When you run this program you will get the Excel file ( in your computer's C: (C) 2021    Founded by raps mk
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