I Didn’t Receive My Subscription

Ever have a Reporting Services (SSRS) subscription that didn’t fire off as you thought it should?  Or was SQL Agent offline when subscriptions should have been fired?  Or did you just create a subscription and want to find out if it’s been configured properly? Fortunately all of the information is sitting neatly and plainly in … Continue reading I Didn’t Receive My Subscription

Where’d Report Designer Preview go!?

If you are like me and have been toying around with Report Designer (aka Report Builder 2.0), you may have noticed that it disappeared with RC0 and RTM.  Unfortunately, the RC0 version is the only version currently available and even more unfortuantely, if you haven't downloaded it already you are out of luck.  I am … Continue reading Where’d Report Designer Preview go!?

Are You Sure You’re Using the Right Query?

I found a nice little feature in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) today.  Through the expression "=dataset!<dataset name>.commandtext" the query executed by the dataset can be returned to the report.  There is also a rewrittencommandtext function but it appears to only be populated when Report Models are being used.  This feature been around for a … Continue reading Are You Sure You’re Using the Right Query?

Identify Reporting Services Version and Edition

While trying to identify the reporting services edition installed on a server today, I found quite a few ways to identify both the edition and version of reporting services.  And now they are listed below from various news group threads for your reading pleasure. The version of an installed reporting services service can be found … Continue reading Identify Reporting Services Version and Edition

SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports

There's a new download from Microsoft that I am a little excited to take a look at... <begin fanfar> <queue flashy lights> The...  SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports I've downloaded them but haven't had a chance to really look at them.  From the download page overview though: The SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports … Continue reading SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports

Monitoring Report Performance

Nothing really new with the link I am posting today.  If you've looked at the samples included with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services you've likely seen the Execution Log Reports.  And for those that weren't aware, these reports are a nice little addition to SSRS that can help monitor reports begin run on the server … Continue reading Monitoring Report Performance