ReportingService2005.CreateDataSource Method (String, String, Boolean, DataSourceDefinition, Property[])


Creates a new data source in the report server database.

Namespace:   ReportService2005
Assembly:  ReportService2005 (in ReportService2005.dll)

public void CreateDataSource(
	string DataSource,
	string Parent,
	bool Overwrite,
	DataSourceDefinition Definition,
	Property[] Properties


Type: System.String

The name of the data source.

Type: System.String

The full path name of the parent folder that contains the data source.

Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean expression that indicates whether an existing data source with the same name in the location specified should be overwritten.

Type: ReportService2005.DataSourceDefinition

A DataSourceDefinition object that describes the connection properties for the data source.

Type: ReportService2005.Property[]

An array of Property objects that defines the property names and values to set for the data source.

The table below shows header and permissions information on this operation.

SOAP Headers

(In) BatchHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Required Permissions

Creating a new data source: CreateDatasource on Parent

Updating an existing data source: UpdateContent on DataSource

Updating data source properties: UpdateContent AND UpdateProperties on DataSource

If errors occur, the data source is not created.

The length of the Parent parameter cannot exceed 260 characters; otherwise, a SOAP exception is thrown with the error code rsItemLengthExceeded.

The Parent parameter cannot be null or empty or contain the following reserved characters: : ? ; @ & = + $ , \ * > < | . ". You can use the forward slash character (/) to separate items in the full path name of the folder, but you cannot use it at the end of the folder name

To compile this code example, you must reference the Reporting Services WSDL and import certain namespaces. For more information, see Compiling and Running Code Examples. The following code example creates a new data source in the root folder of the report server database:

using System;
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;

class Sample
   public static void Main()
      ReportingService2005 rs = new ReportingService2005();
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

      string name = "AdventureWorks";
      string parent ="/";

      // Define the data source definition.
      DataSourceDefinition definition = new DataSourceDefinition();
      definition.CredentialRetrieval = CredentialRetrievalEnum.Integrated;
      definition.ConnectString = "data source=(local);initial catalog=AdventureWorks";
      definition.Enabled = true;
      definition.EnabledSpecified = true;
      definition.Extension = "SQL";
      definition.ImpersonateUserSpecified = false;
      //Use the default prompt string.
      definition.Prompt = null;
      definition.WindowsCredentials = false;

         rs.CreateDataSource(name, parent, false, definition, null);

      catch (SoapException e)
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