A commonly used name for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), a web based reporting tool bundled with Microsoft SQL Server.

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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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Reporting Service and Application Role

First poster, long time lurker here. What is the best way to activate application role in a report ? I've tried different things and so far the only method that works is to embed the call to the ...
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Advantage of using a database snapshot for reporting purposes

What is the performance advantage of using a snapshot of a database for reporting purposes? The way I see it, it would probably downgrade performance since for every write in the original database, ...
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RSExecRole missing

I have multiple servers and 4 of them have reporting services installed with the ReportServer & ReportServerTempDB databases. A few days ago I was setting up security for a new login and I found ...
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SSRS Merge Data Across 2 Group Values

I have created a report for SSRS 2008 which produces the results below. What I am looking to achieve is for those results in pink, AD, to be under both AM and PM with the text centered i.e. merged ...
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Splitting a column in two and returning a summary of results

Lets take a very simple table Department | Staff Name ---------------------|--------------- Web - Electronics | Matthew Store - Electronics | Mark Web - Home | Luke Store - ...
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How to query EndDate value from ReportServer..Subscriptions.MatchData

In SQL 2008 R2, I'm putting together some administrative queries on SSRS metadata to check proper configuration, and other sorts of proactive things. While querying the ReportServer db, I've been ...
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SSRS: how to handle unavailability of service when datawarehouse is being rebuilt

We use SSIS to build datawarehouse (full Microsoft environment). This is legacy SSIS package that starts by truncating all tables in datawarehouse, run nightly. During this time, we restrict access ...
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SQL Server 2008 with SP1 Updating to SP3

I am considering applying this Service Pack 3 in a SQL Server 2008 with SP1, however I was not able to find if there are any drawbacks in this process, specially regarding to Replication Services and ...
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Store SSRS Report export directly to database

As a requirement, I have to check for a certain condition on some data in the database, if the condition is true, then I have to create a pdf report and store it on a table. I have everything set up ...
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Can non-domain-connected users use Report Builder

I'm dealing with a scenario where SSRS is being provided to remote clients on a different domain. We've discovered that they can launch Report Builder (a ClickOnce application) from their Report ...
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SSRS set datasource of report model

I created a Report Model which will be consumed by the End users to create ad hoc reports using Report builder tool. The Report Model can be created using the Report Model Project in Business ...
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Does Reporting Services lock tables? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does SSRS lock the table when querying? I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 and Reporting Services. Do the reports block other queries or are they executed in highly isolated ...
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Historical reporting from the database with Reporting Services?

We run a job tracking service as part of the company software. Reports are generated by SQL Server (Standard) Reporting Services usually daily but often as and when needed before meetings etc. As ...
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Can you set up mirroring for sql server reporting services?

I have mirroring set up for our SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard database server. Questions How do I ensure high availability for reporting services if the server goes down? Is there a kind of mirroring ...
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why would command text not execute at all?

in my report i have:: <CommandText>SELECT column1, column2, 'poop' from mytable </CommandText> i am using sql server profiler to see exactly what statement is ...
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Table values being cut-off by table lines

Is there a way in the SSRS table component to avoid that the values get cut-off by the lines of the table.
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Recommended hardware configuration Analysis and Reporting Services

What would be a good way to calculate the recommended minimum hardware configuration for a Windows 2008 R2 64bit that will be running SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis and Reporting Services? The database ...
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Executing query is too slow when accessing SQL Server located in an other country

I'am doing an investigation about a slow running query (see below info) when accessing our production SQL Server located in an other country. Now I'm looking for tweaks on how to solve this and make ...
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SSRS Report dependencies

Is there an automatic way to track reports and their dependencies for SSRS? What I want is a map/tree where I can see whether a report depends on a other report or subreport. So far we did this by ...
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Where to put ReportServer and ReportServerTempDB databases?

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database server that hosts a data warehouse database. On this server is also installed SQL Server Reporting Services, and its two databases ReportServer and ...
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Page setup and print layout in SSRS Report

I'm creating a SSRS report using BID 2008 and have a couple of questions, your help would be much appreciated. Why the page layout on the report is different from print set up? For example I have ...
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Execute Queries Against CMS within SSRS Reports?

Is it possible to execute queries against a Central Management Server (CMS) using SSRS? For example, I know of no way to tell a stored procedure that it is inherently supposed to call the CMS, so it ...
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How to keep the structure of the Tablix when there is no data to show

We have a SSRS report which shows the result of a dataset in a tablix. If the query in the dataset returns no data, the header of the Tablix gets displayed but not the tablix cells below the header. I ...
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Does installing SQL Server Database Engine and Reporting Services in Azure require two virtual machines?

We are evaluating moving a large-ish web application comprising ASP.NET, Classic ASP and SQL Server Reporting Services into Azure, and we want to know the "best practice" for installing the Database ...
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SSRS max upload size limitations

We are working on a WiX project for deploying our large application (the server side of the application, that is.) The customer has the choice to have the application server, the SQL Server and the ...
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How to do Row Level Security in SSRS 2008 R2 (or 2012) with Active Directory Groups?

I would like to create a single report that filters data based on what Active Directory group the user is in. Through various searches I see that Row Level Security is possible in SSRS in the Report ...
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Troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services unexpected error

I have an error implementing reports on reporting services from Visual Studio 2005 but I can do it from the Reports Manager Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Versión 10.0.5500.0. The ...
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Reporting Services TempDB keeps going into restoring mode

I am looking into an issue with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. It has been working fine until yesterday morning. Now I notice that ReportServerTempDB keeps on going into Restoring... mode. I ...
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SSRS Reports Manager Security Configuration

I happen to be setting up a reporting server at work from scrach. Having very little almost no experience of sql server administration I am finding it really difficult to configure the security ...
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Use domain username on SQL server reporting services installed in a server which is part of a Workgroup

I have installed SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2008. This system is configured to be part of a Workgroup and all the users in our organisation are part of a domain. I am trying to use the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express Report Services report builder button not visible

I am trying to run SQL Server 2012 Express Report Services on Windows 7. I finally have it configured, but I'm not sure the missing steps that is preventing the Report Builder button from being ...
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Page Break is splitting in the middle of a single row in SSRS

I have an SSRS report for an Invoice and it generally works perfectly but occasionally it will page break in the middle of a row in the main Tablix. The row will split and leave part of the text on ...
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SSRS calculated field strange behavior

I have a dataset with a calculated field: = IIF(String.IsNullOrEmpty(Fields!Event.Value), "\t", Fields!Event.Value) & ", " & IIF(String.IsNullOrEmpty(Fields!Action.Value), "\t", ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Subscriptions

I have an installation of SQL Server 2008 R2. In the subscriptions section I do not see an icon or button to create data driven subscriptions; in the previous installation of SQL Server 2008, I do ...
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Can I run a Report Server and a Mirror server from a working Log Shipping secondary instance? [closed]

Our setup: City A - Primary server for logshipping City B - Secondary server for logshipping Now there is a lot of data being updated from A - B. And the server in City B is underutilized, and it ...
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Time Out issue, can I set the Ping Property?

I have some reports which I access through the Report Manager interface and view using a Report Viewer. If I leave a report open in the viewer then my session never times out. I believe this is ...
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How do you authenticate the database connection when using Reporting Services Forms authentication?

I'm looking into using Forms authenticaiton for SSRS. I got it working using Microsoft's sample found here: http://msftrsprodsamples.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=SS2008!Security%20Extension%20Sample ...
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rsExecutionNotFound when directly accessing an SSRS report

I have an SSRS report that can I access from the Web Portal but once I try to access it directly through the URL, I get the following error: Execution 'xxx' cannot be found (rsExecutionNotFound). I ...
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Using #temp to work around Reporting Services blocking issue

Having utterly failed to resolve why a perfectly acceptable but admitidly large stored procedure was suffering the blocking process lck_m_s when called via a report in SQL Reporting Services I have ...
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SSRS 2008 report fast in test, slow in production: parameter sniffing problem?

We recently had an issue with reports running in an integrated SharePoint environment where the report runs fine in development, test and staging, but very slow (times out) in production. Running ...
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Is it possible to configure Reporting Services to emit browser compatibility headers?

We have a dashboard that hosts some Reporting Services (2008) reports within frames. The dashboard runs in the browser's standards compliance mode, but this is causing some of the reporting services ...
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Problem with sorting matrix groups in SSRS

I've hit the following issue in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services This is a slightly odd and complicated situation: I have a table containing various groups and within each group is also embedded a ...
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Drill down report links fall outside cell [closed]

Apologies for the vague title, not sure how to summarise the problem... I'm creating a dashboard report showing server state for a group of SQL servers, the problem is that the links for the drill ...
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Keep original column names in SSRS report designer 3.0?

I have queries returns a lot of (over a hundred) columns which names contain important underscores, >, < and Uppercase/lowercase characters. However, when creating the reports, SSRS designer (3.0) ...
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Problems with cross forest authentication in SQL Reporting

We're currently running an SQL 2008 R2 Cluster with Reporting Services running, all for use with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (RU3). Our users are on a different domains to the SCOM and ...
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Do I need to have enterprise server in order to have multiple data sources in SSRS

I am currently running a single server setup of SSRS on MSSQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and would like to know if I can have multiple data sources in this type of setup. The reason I ask this ...
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Best Possible Solution for Reporting Mirroring or Replication?

Hi I have SQL SERVER 2008R2 Data Centre Edition and I use SSRS and a Vendor application for reporting. I have a Reporting Server where we backup and restore everyday from Live Server to have Data ...
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How to add rows/columns to the table in runtime in SSRS 2008

Usually we design the table to have x number of rows and y number of columns in a report. But how can we create a report which adds the rows and columns dynamically at run time based on the result of ...
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Date and time parameter In msrs report

Hi I am looking to set up my report so the start date will always be say '14-09-2011 00:00:00' And the end date will always be '14-09-2011 23:59:59' Or in other words Start date will be 00:00 and end ...