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RSReportDesigner Configuration File

Updated: 14 April 2006

The RSReportDesigner.config file stores settings about the rendering and data processing extensions available to Report Designer. Data processing extension information is stored in the Data element. Rendering extension information is stored in the Render element. The Designer element enumerates the query builders that are used in Report Designer.

Report Designer uses embedded report server functionality to preview reports. Server-related settings can be specified to support local server-side processing for preview operations. For more information about report server configuration settings, see RSReportServer Configuration File.

This file is located in the \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies.

Do not modify the settings in this file unless you are deploying or removing a custom extension, disabling caching during preview, or registering a new data processing extension after a Service Pack upgrade.

Specific instructions for editing configuration files are available if you are customizing rendering extension settings or deploying the Microsoft .Net Data Provider for mySAP Business Suite used to process SAP data in a Reporting Services installation. For more information, see Specifying Rendering Extension Parameters in Configuration Files, Configuring Reporting Services to Use the Microsoft .NET Framework Data Provider for mySAP Business Suite. To register the Microsoft .NET Data Provider for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence, see Configuring Reporting Services to Use the Microsoft .NET Framework Data Provider 1.0 for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence.

The following example illustrates the format of the RSReportDesigner.config file.

<Configuration>
  <Add Key="SecureConnectionLevel" Value="0" />
  <Add Key="InstanceName" Value="Microsoft.ReportingServices.PreviewServer" />
  <Add Key="SessionCookies" Value="true" />
  <Add Key="SessionTimeoutMinutes" Value="3" />
  <Add Key="PolicyLevel" Value="rspreviewpolicy.config" />
  <Add Key="CacheDataForPreview" Value="true" />
  <Extensions>
    <Render> . . . </Render>
    <Data> . . . </Data>
    <Designer> . . . </Designer>

Setting Description

SecureConnectionLevel

Specifies the degree of security of the Web service connection. Valid values range from 0 through 3, where 0 is least secure. For more information, see Using Secure Web Service Methods.

InstanceName

An identifier for the preview server. Do not modify this value.

SessionCookies

Specifies whether the report server uses browser cookies to maintain session information. Valid values include true and false. The default is true. If you set this value to false, session data is stored in the reportservertempdb database.

SessionTimeoutMinutes

Specifies the period for which a session cookie is valid. The default is 3 minutes.

PolicyLevel

Specifies the security policy configuration file. The valid value is Rspreviewpolicy.config. For more information, see Using Reporting Services Security Policy Files.

CacheDataForPreview

When set to True, the Report Designer stores data in a cache file on the local computer. Valid values are True (default) and False. For more information, see Previewing Reports.

Render

Enumerates the rendering extensions that are available to Report Designer for preview purposes. The set of rendering extensions that are used for preview should be identical to those installed with the report server.

Name specifies the rendering extension. If you are invoking a rendering extension through code, use this value to call a specific extension.

Type specifies the fully qualified class name of the extension class, plus the library name, comma separated.

Visible specifies whether the name appears in any user interface. This value can be True (default) or False. If True, it appears in user interfaces.

Data

Enumerates the data processing extensions that are available to Report Designer for the purpose of connecting to data sources that provide data to reports. The set of data processing extensions used in Report Designer may be identical to those installed with the report server. If you are adding or removing custom extensions, see Deploying a Data Processing Extension.

Name specifies the data processing extension.

Type specifies the fully qualified class name of the extension class, plus the library name, comma separated.

Designer

Enumerates the query builders that are available to Report Designer. Query builders provide a user interface for constructing queries that retrieve data used in reports. Query builders may vary for different data processing extensions. By default, Reporting Services provides one visual data tool user interface for all data processing extensions that are included in the product. However, if you are building or using third-party data processing extensions, other query builder interfaces may apply.

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