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SSRS report preview

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I have a report,  design is good, but when I click preview, nothing happen, no error, all gray,

any idea?

I tested database connection is ok,

Thanks in advance.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008SSRS

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Any error messages?
There is no data probably, is your query working in the dataset?
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Dataset used a store procedure, there are a Parameter on the report, when I click on review

the parameter disabled, I couldn't pick value from the list.

report is working on the server, I just download it and try to modify some string.
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James Murphy

Are you editing the .rdl only?
Are you editing in BIDS? or notepad? or something else?


The .rdl has to be part of a project?
Are you seeing the rdl as an XML?
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After attempting the preview do you get anything in the Output window?  Hit CTRL + ALT + O if you don't see that window (or View > Output in the menu).
Mike Eghtebas

You have two options to see the report:

1. Click on Preview tab or
2. Run the using F5

Test using F5. After that option 1 also may start working. I have no explanations why it is so. Try it to see if it works for you.

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"2. Run the using F5"

In BIDS that won't have the desired effect.  It will use a project property, StartItem, to decide what report gets run.  If the setting is empty then it will result in an error.
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Thank you very much for help, actually report design isn't good, it didn't run on report server anymore, it called a CLR function and probably the CLR function changed and caused a problem.