SQL Server Reporting Services, a web based reporting tool produced by Microsoft and bundled with SQL Server.

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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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alert when any job in a job category fails

Is it possible to set up an alert in SQL Server 2008 that will send an e-mail anytime a job in a specific category fails? I am wondering because I would like to set up an e-mail anytime an SSRS ...
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general memory requirements for sql server 2008 r2

I'm not experienced with DBA work, but I'm trying to make a case for requesting additional resources for our sql server and was hoping I could get some smart folks to provide a rough rough estimate of ...
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Prevent Data Sources from being deployed outside designated folder

Before I just go ahead and put a really awful check constraint on the Catalog table, I wanted to solicit some better ideas first. I want to ensure that all shared data sources on our report server ...
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Things to consider with a bigger table

I have a table that has around 12 billion rows (row size 32 B) which grows each month by 300 million rows. I have setup partitions for each month and each month has 8 data files (since I currently ...
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Find material for improvement in Microsoft BI

Which websites, books etc. can you recommend me to improve my basic knowledge in Microsoft Business Intelligence 2008, SSAS, SSIS and SSRS? Please remember that I'm a newbie in technical BI tool. If ...
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Options for setting NOLOCK hint in dataset queries

Some context: At first we wrote reports just "straight up", without any locking hints in the queries. With the larger reports this would sometimes cause locking problems. At first we remedied this by ...
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SSRS appears to be ignoring Permissions set using Report Manager

I have setup SSRS on SQL Server 2008 in native mode. As an administrator I can login to report manager, upload reports and run them, and also use the Web Service URL to generate reports. I have also ...
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Is it safe to change the Recovery Model of SSRS database ReportServer to SIMPLE?

I'm changing the recovery model of ReportServer database from FULL to SIMPLE. Is there any reason why i would not want to do this? Besides the obvious answer of losing point-in-time recovery? (i am ...
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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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How can I tell which data sources are being used in SSRS?

We have a bunch of SSRS (2008) reports deployed to our web portal. We have edited some of the reports to use a shared data source different than the one with which it was originally deployed. I am ...
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How to create a summary report that contains other reports?

I have 4 reports that I run for 8 different environments. Each report creates a graph from some usage tables. It's very simple SQL that creates a very simple graph. The guy who used to do these ...
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How to deploy SSRS reports build through Report Builder?

I would be building or correcting the already build SSRS reports through report builder. Once the change is done in Development side, then how to publish the reports on test server/UAT or on ...
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Sum values at a group level rather than detail

I have an invoice report I'm developing for some project billing. The main tablix has several groups, in this order: ProjectGroup TicketGroup NoteGroup Details (actual billing details) The data ...
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How to configure SSRS (SQL Server 2012) to run on a different instance, but same server as SharePoint

I have an instance of SQL Server 2012 running on Windows 2008R2 along side another instance of SQL Server 2012 that is running SharePoint (I think it is SharePoint 2010). When I try to access the ...
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Where and how to store my weird datamart

I could really use some help here. Here's my situation. I'm building a datamart in SQL Server 2005, which will furnish a single report (for now). We have 26 clients (medical organizations) that ...
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Slow SSRS Report in production

I have an SSRS report which gets its data by firing a series of stored procedures. Now the report is timing out big time when run in production, yet when I pull down the prod database and restore to ...
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Can I programmatically generate reports that are emailed as Excel docs from SSRS?

I've searched already and don't see (or can't decipher) a solution for my issue. I have SSRS emailing a report for 1 district (with 12 retail stores). However, each Region has over 8 Districts, and I ...
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can I create an SSRS group without adding the group to the box itself and without using Active Directory?

I want to know if it is possible to create a group "internal" to SSRS without having to add the group to the ReportServer box itself. I do not have permissions to the box to create groups and/or add ...
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Report model data source

Does anybody know how i could use a linked server as a data source for a report model in SQL server 2008 r2? or how i could make this linked server a data source on a report model? Please help. Thank ...
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SSRS Report joining data sets in BID 2008

How can we join to Data sets in SSRS? For example we have Dataset1 and Dataset2 and the common columns between them are c1 and c2. I know we can use lookup, but wondering if there is a shortcut like ...
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why do SSRS reports run longer for a particular user

We have been receiving complaints from a particular SSRS user that her reports run slow. I investigated in the ExecutionLog table in the ReportServer database and I observed something strange. ...
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can I convert an integer to base-2 without a function

Here's a bit of a challenge. I am working with the table ReportServer.Schedule and there is a column called DaysOfWeek. I may not be using the proper terminology here, but this is an integer from ...
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What load does SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) have on the server?

Does SQL Server Reporting Services use a lot of server resources? Is it okay to install SSRS on the same server as the SQL Server instance? What should I take into consideration? Is the SQL Server ...
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SSRS Reports on WUXGA Displays

We use WUXGA displays (1920 x 1200), and have lots of SSRS reports. Since these reports need to be printed once in a while the layout is adjusted to A4. However when the users look at the reports on ...
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Updating data from a report: any potential pitfalls?

Question: In general, are there any pitfalls with updating data from a SSRS report?* Context: More specific, I'm talking about this context: SSRS 2008 (with the option to upgrade, if needed). ...
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Real Time SQL Server Analysis Services Cube Processing Report

I would like to know if there is a way to generate a report to determine which SQL Server Analysis Services cubes are processing using SQL Server Reporting Services? I would like to be able to run ...
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Problem Connecting Report Server to Report Server Database in SSRS

I have configured Reporting Services on one Server and have the ReportServerDb & ReportServerTempDb on other server (Future requirement of scale out deployment). I am connecting to these servers ...
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can I add a custom SSRS e-mail subscription that forces the “TO” address

I would like to know if it is possible to add a custom delivery extension(?) in SSRS that will enable me to force a value into the "TO" address for particular subscriptions? Big picture: I am ...
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SSRS email subscription with custom file name on the attachment

I would like to set up an SSRS email subscription that attaches the report in PDF format to the email with a custom file name that changes daily. I was hopeful that I could to this via a data-driven ...
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Date format in SSRS

I'm wondering if there is a setting in SSRS to indicate the date format. We need to show the dates in dd/mm/yyyy format on the reports and from what I can see in database the value has been stored ...
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How to hide rows in SSRS report?

I'm trying to figure out, how I can hide those rows in my report where Total Allocation and Total Cost IN BOTH COLUMNS TOGETHER are 0 in SSRS 2008. For example: Total Allocation Total Actual ...
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Order results from query to have a certain result at the top

I'm not sure there is even a way to do this, but thought I would ask anyway. I have the following example output from a query: Name Country Number -------------------------- Harry Germany ...
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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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async_network_io issues with BIDS

This is related to my previous question drastically different runtimes in BIDS and the SSRS Web Portal. I am struggling with refreshing some reports in BIDS because they run forever. I have now ...
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How should I deploy these SSRS reports?

I need to make a decision about deployment and security of some SSRS reports and would like some advice on what the most appropriate method is. We have 40+ sites that have access to information for ...
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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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How to set the language of a doc to a DB field

Is there a way to set the language of a document body to a value fetch from the DB in SSRS? I tried with a simple expression and I got this error. I wonder what the best workaround is
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encryption of SSRS subscription emails and attachments

Is it possible to set up an SSRS e-mail subscription, with an attachment, that is encrypted? POST ANSWER-ACCEPT UPDATE: Does the SMTPUseSSL switch in the RSReportServer.config file help me at all? ...
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SSRS schedule failure intimation

I am scheduling a report using SQL Server Reporting Services Subscription option. Suppose my rdl file is corrupted or my stored procedure has got some problem. Then the report won’t generate in its ...
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How to apply filter at runtime in SSRS 2008 R2

In my report in SSRS 2008 I have created a expression for the CasesShipped column like this: =IIF(Fields!Current_Product.Value= "Match"," ",Sum(Fields!Cases_Shipped.Value)) It sums the ...
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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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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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Allow a user to create folders and linked reports, but not “real” reports

I have a need to allow certain users the ability to create folders and linked reports within specified folders, but I don't want them to be able to put actual reports in those folders. Is there a ...
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Views - Indexes/Keys/Execution Plans

I am working with a SQL 2005 database server that contains multiple databases and tables that are replicated from various sources. No one but administrators have access to this server. There is a ...
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User can create in SSRS, but can't manage objects

We have a user who can create, but is unable to manage objects in SSRS, even though he has content manager permissions and another user who has same permissions who is able to. It is SSRS 2008 R2, ...
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SSRS slow opening a Datasource

While optimizing a report, I discovered that the time reported by TimeDataRetrieval in ExecutionLog2 was a couple of seconds longer than the query times shown in SQL Server Profiler for that report ...
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Issue With SSRS Emailing Reports As PDFs

I have a strange issue that I'm unable to find the answer to online or by looking at it myself. Basically when I set up an email subscription for a report I've created in SSRS Report Builder (2008); ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Slow TotalTimeDataRetrieval Fast ExecuteReaderTime

I wrote a report that is executed by a few hundred users each day and the underlying stored procedure for the data set only takes milliseconds to execute. According to the ...