With XLReport – your Data Connection strings are encrypted and not visible to end-users.

One of the great fearers of XLReport is that it encrypts the data connection string.

This makes it secure to deploy XLReport Excel files to end-users.

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Note: MS Excel native functionality to get External Data will always show the connections string settings which of course does not make very secure.

You don’t want to let see your end-user all about your database, do you?