Reporting Services - Linked Report w/ subreport error

Posted on 2009-07-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have uploaded a report to Report Manager in Reporting Services 2008.  The report includes a subreport and everything runs fine from the folder where the report is uploaded.  I've created a Linked Report from the main report and placed it in a different folder in Report  Manager.  When I try to run the Linked Report, I'm getting a "Subreport could not be shown" error.  I've tried uploading the subreport to the same folder as the linked report, but I still get the same error.  I've searched online for help, but am not coming across an answers.  Hoping someone here might have some ideas.
Question by:alibah
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ID: 24769071
The subreport is still in its original location, which the user may not have access to.

I would recommend making a special folder for Subreports. You can always set it to Hidden, so that people don't realise it's there. Then tell the original report to get the Subreport from there instead.

I know it's a pain, I wish it was different too.


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ID: 24769965
I can't seem to get my original report to call the subreport properly when it's in a different folder.  I've read online that I should use a relative path instead of just the file name, but I must be doing it wrong because it never works for me.  
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ID: 24770596
You're using forward-slash rather than backslash, right?

Like... ../SubReportFolder/SubReport.rdl

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Author Comment

ID: 24772953
Yeah, but maybe I'm doing the first part wrong.  What goes before /SubReportFolder?  Is it <servername>/Reports/SubReportFolder or just /SubReportFolder?

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by:Tone' Shelby
ID: 24774998
I have run into this situation if the data souce on both the sub report and the main report is not using a SQL Native data source connection string.
You do need a SQL Native Data Source setting as historically  it is not supported by OLEDB. ( not sure if MS has changed this yet but it was in discussion) You may want to look at your Data Source for Native.
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rob_farley earned 500 total points
ID: 24775298
It's two dots, to mean 'parent folder'

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