SQL Server Reporting Services, a web based reporting tool produced by Microsoft and bundled with 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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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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Will running a large query on a secondary database in an availability group affect transaction performance in the primary database?

I need to provide real-time, or almost real-time, data for SSRS and Tableau reporting. I don't want the production OLTP system to be negatively impacted by long running queries. Will running a large ...
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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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Is it poor practice to aggregate data from different tables into one?

Background I write a lot of large reports for and generally maintain a large health records DB (write SPs, functions, jobs, etc.). The original schema, and software that uses it, is from a different ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reporting Service 2014 Service Pack 1 Failing to work with error - wrong database version

Tonight we upgraded our SQL Server 2012 (SP2+CU6) cluster with SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1. On that cluster nodes, we have Native mode Reporting Services scale-out configuration. After in-place ...
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SSRS - Set Page Break within table

I had to modify a report that was assembled entirely within table (with 1 column and 10 rows). After my modifications, the report now spans multiple pages and I need it to break naturally at one point ...
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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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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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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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SSRS Blocking Processes

We have a busy SSRS Reporting server (SQL Server 2008 R2) on which we see frequent blocking between the below processes: [dbo].[CheckSessionLock] [dbo].[WriteLockSession] We are aware that some ...
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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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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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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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Get SSRS Datasources from ReportServer

Housekeeping on an old SSRS, this particular server is 2008R2. I have the query below which gets me the name, location, creation and modification overview for all the reports. I would also like to ...
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Possible to run multiple Reporting Services (SSRS) instances on different machines with databases on same machine?

With SQL Server 2012, can SSRS instances be setup on two different machines, with both instances using the same machine for their SQL Server databases? Machine 1 SQL Server 2012 Database Server ...
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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 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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Keep original column names in SSRS report designer 3.0?

I have a query that returns over a hundred columns. The column names contain important underscores, >, < and Uppercase/lowercase characters. However, when creating the reports, SSRS designer (3.0) ...
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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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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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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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How do I enable both PowerShell Remoting and SPN for SQL Server Reporting?

I'm struggling with remoting servers with SQL Server Reporting Services running. My Reporting Services are running with individual domain-accounts, and I have set up SPNs for them (HTTP/<Machine>...
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Conditional formatting based on number of days in SSRS against a cell value in reference to another field

I have a SSRS report where I have cell displaying a field called activity_date. I would like this to be colour coded based on a number of days against another dataset field called valid_to where if it ...
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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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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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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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SSRS URL Changes while navigating

I am trying to track down the root cause of this issue I keep seeing. We have SSRS running with a custom URL like https://reporting.companyname.com/reports. When I connect to that address I can ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...