Solved

MS SQL Server Reports

Posted on 2014-12-02
2
265 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-03
How can you determine if there are reports for a particular database in MS SQL Server? Can you see what reports have been created for a particular database in SQL Server?
How are SQL Server reports normally created so that an end user has access to them?
0
Comment
Question by:Benki Canoso
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Horn earned 500 total points
ID: 40477727
>How can you determine if there are reports for a particular database in MS SQL Server?
You can't.  There is no T-SQL that returns a set to the effect of 'Give me every external file (SSRS .rdl, SSIS .dtsx, etc.) that references this database.', so your options are either to go on a wild goose chase to find these files, or shut the database logins down and see what breaks / who complains.

A way I've tracked this in the past is to write a Stored Procedure as the main data source for a report, and in each sp (which I prefix ssrs_) do an INSERT into a homemade logging table I created.  That way all activity is in a table.

I believe with SSRS 2012 there are tables to monitor report usage.

>How are SQL Server reports normally created so that an end user has access to them?
SSRS reports are created by developers using Visual Studio / SQL Server Data Tools, depending on the version, and then deployed to an SSRS server for users.
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 40478350
Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Nowadays, some of developer are too much worried about data. Who is using data, who is updating it etc. etc. Because, data is more costlier in term of money and information. So security of data is focusing concern in days. Lets' understand the Au…
Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation component in data task flow is very useful for us to manage and control how data changes in SSIS.
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Via a live example, show how to backup a database, simulate a failure backup the tail of the database transaction log and perform the restore.

815 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now