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SQL Server Report Custom Code - Use Datasource

Is it possible to use the datasource of an ssrs report inside of the custom code section.  I want to utilize the same connection as the report to return other data from the same connection, but a different query.

Ex:
Report datasource name = ds
function test() as string
     test = ds.connectionstring
end function
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Hi

Code cannot talk to neither data sources nor data sets.

What are you actually trying to achieve?

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Emil
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Due to reasons outside my control I cannot create temp tables or temp functions.  I want to write a query like:

select apptid, time, place, whoid

where there may be several whoid's.

so I would normally write

select apptid, time, place, getwho(apptid)
which would return something like

1001 , "3/7/2011 11:53 am", "city", "sally, bob, john"

By capturing the datasource / connection string I want to create a VB function that will look up the who's.
Hi

Not sure if I understand... when you say look up who's. What exactly would you do?

Are you using 2008 or 2008 R2?

I'm getting an impression that you might have other options but I need to understand the look up bit.

Regards
Emil
CREATE FUNCTION #GetWho(@apptid int)
  RETURNS VarChar(300)
AS
BEGIN
      DECLARE @Names varchar(1000)
      DECLARE @Name  varchar(400)

      DECLARE c CURSOR for
            select name
                                                     from table t
                                                     where t.id = @apptid
      OPEN c
      Fetch Next FROM c into @Name
      While @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
      Begin
            If @Names is null
                  set @Names = @Name
            else
                  set @Names = @Names & ', ' & @Name
      End

      Close c
      Deallocate c
      
      set @Names = substring(@names, 1, 300)

    RETURN @Names
END
Forgot my context.  This is a TSQL function.  The VB Code would
have to make a connection using the connnection from the report first.

THen implement a function somewhat similar to this one.
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