Solved

Can a SQL Express Report Server use an MSDE database as a datasource?

Posted on 2009-07-12
4
286 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I've setup a 2008 EXPRESS Reporting Services Server. The same server also has MSDE installed. The MSDE database holds all the data for the Reporting.

I'm having problems generating the reports using a data source linked to the MSDE.

I've checked the permissions, security and tried re-deploying the reports and manually editing the data source for each report.

Is this a compatible feature? I've tried the same reports using 2008 database as the datasource and it worked fine. The error I get with the MSDE database is:

An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Cannot create a connection to data source 'TrendDataSource'. (rsErrorOpeningConnection)
The report server has encountered a configuration error. (rsServerConfigurationError)

0
Comment
Question by:wint100
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:rob_farley
ID: 24837542
MSDE is an in-process database, so you use it differently.

And... SSRS 2008 Express will only allow the local data source. I'm not sure if it's considering MSDE a separate system or not, or whether the problem is related to MSDE being in-process and not particularly compatible with SSRS on the whole

I know it's a pain, I'm sorry I'm not helping more here. Can you sync the MSDE into a SQL Express database and then use that? There really shouldn't be a problem that way, and syncing should be easy enough too.

Rob
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:wint100
ID: 24837554
I've tried connecting remotley from 2008 Ent to the MSDE and this works fine. So maybe it's more of a limitation of Express SQL.

I'll do some tests today and post back.
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
rob_farley earned 500 total points
ID: 24837582
Yeah, it sounds like it. SSRS Express is only designed for reporting on the local instance.

Rob
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:wint100
ID: 31602605
You were right, the express version doesn't allow a datasource to connect to another instance. Strange how they didn't bother to add a message to say that was the error.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Generate Weekly Schedule 15 28
SQL Server 2012 r2 - Calulations within stored procedure involving temp tables 6 28
SQL Server 2012 r2 - Sum totals 2 23
SQL Error - Query 6 24
How to leverage one TLS certificate to encrypt Microsoft SQL traffic and Remote Desktop Services, versus creating multiple tickets for the same server.
Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question