De Stijl (Report Pack Updates)

I know many of you have downloaded one or more of the Report Packs for SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services. In the past two years, we released 7 of them, ranging from IIS log reporting to business reports for Axapta and MSCRM.

Specifically in reference to the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Report Pack, people have had some issues with the RPDataExtraction tool. There is a KB article that addresses some of the issues with the stored procedure logic. If you would like to take a look at the source code, you can download it from the GotDotNet workspace. Please note that the Report Packs are not officially supported (they are provided 'as-is') so calling Microsoft Customer Support won't be much help.

Anyway, I'm pleased to let you know that we are in the process of updating all of the report packs for SQL Server 2005 as well as looking at adding a few more. Stay tuned for more details.

Comments (5)
  1. kunjal says:

    This question is pertaining to Reporting Services 2005.

    I am trying to render an HTML4.0 report using ReportExecutionService.Render. The designed report has interactive sorting, which works fine in the preview and on the reportserver.

    I want to implement the sort functionality on the column headers. When the report is rendered through the render method, the column headers do not display the sort icons as they do in preview or reportserver.

    I tried playing around with ReportExecutionService.Sort method, but the application kept crashing with the error "The selected report is not ready for viewing. The report is still being rendered or a report snapshot is not available."

    Any help on how to implement interactive features by employing 2005 web service, will be much appreciated.

    It would be great if you could share some unpublished code samples or documentation.

    Thanks in advance

    Kunjal Desai

  2. Parshu says:

    Did anyone find any resolution to the problem of Kunal ? I’m having the same problem, any help is appreciated.

  3. bwelcker says:

    You should use the ReportViewer control in VS 2005 to talk to the Report Server. Getting the interactivity to work through the render method is not the best way to do this.

  4. IanP says:

    Have tried to use the IIS Report Pack but the sample db will not attach to SQL Server giving error 5123.  Is there a url for a working copy of this sample?

  5. Yele says:

    I need to render a group of reports at the same time, i mean all the reports after rendering should be save in the same file, for instance a pdf file; all my reports receive the same parameters.

    Did anyone know how can i do that???

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