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Linking to Report Server Shared Data Source

Hi guys,

As the title suggests, I have created a shared data source on the report server . Is it possible to link to this data source on a report I have created on my local machine? If so how is this done? Or does the report need to be published and exist on the report server to use the data source?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

It's just occurred to me, do most people create the shared data source locally and then just publish that to the report server?

If I recall well you're using BIDS (Visual Studio) for your report development.  In that case it's recommended to create a shared data source in your project.  Once you've got that created you can select the Use shared data source reference radio button on the Data Source properties (this is the data source in your report).  This allows you to select the shared data source from a dropdown list.

Hi Valentino,

Yes that's correct I am using Visual Studio. My problem being that I need this Data Source shared amongst various projects so as per one of your previous comments on another post i have setup a shared data source on the report server. I am now creating my first project on my local machine and wish to access the shared data source on the report server?

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