Thursday, 23 July 2009

Reading RDL Definitions directly from a ReportServer database

Just a quick post: I recently had to extract the report definitions (RDL) directly from a ReportServer database, as the ReprtServer installation was broken. This should be straightforward, but requires some work to convert the data to a readable format. This can be done with the following SQL query:

select convert(varchar(max), convert(varbinary(max), content))
from catalog
where content is not null


Anonymous said...

Excellent, this is just what I needed!

hantu7 said...

your awesomeness is awesome!!!!!!!
Thank you. Exactly what I required.

Zeox said...

Works perferctly Thx

Neetu said...

Hi, I have deployed the reports ussing SSRS. can i know where SSRS reports stores in report server. can i get a full path. so i can go forward. i know it will store in th catolog table. but i require full path of catalog.

I am using rsscripter to automate the reports. but there i hv to give the outputpath. that has to be in SSRS reports path. where they r actually storing.

Pls let me know the extact path. so i can go further.


t said...

Many many thanks.

Elijah C said...

var n = 1;
for (i = 0; i < n; ++i)
Console.WriteLine("Thank you!");

Si Le said...

I tried this, and it worked on a small RDL, but truncated on a larger file. Another issue: introduced additional/unreadable characters.

Please help in fine tuning this code. Thanks very much.

Unknown said...

My RDL is truncated at 980 lines.

I am using SQL Server Management Studio 2014.

Is there a workaround?

JP said...

converting to XML will pull more characters into the MSSQL result (see Options, Query Results, SQL Server, Results to Grid)

SELECT Name, convert (xml, convert (varbinary(max),[Content])) AS ReportRDL
FROM [dbo].[Catalog] where TYPE =2

Grumpy Old DBA said...

To follow on from JP, the RDL will be shown by SSMS as an XML column. (It will be underlined.) Click the field and the RDL XML will be formatted.