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ReportingService2005.SetReportDefinition Method (String, Byte[])


Sets the report definition for a specified report.

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

public Warning[] SetReportDefinition(
	string Report,
	byte[] Definition


Type: System.String

The fully qualified URL of the report. Accepts an EditSessionID generated by M:ReportService2005.ReportingService2005.CreateReportEditSession(System.String,System.String,System.Byte[]) method.

Type: System.Byte[]

The report definition to register. The XML data is defined by the http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2008/01/reportdefinition/ Report Definition Language .

Return Value

Type: ReportService2005.Warning[]

An array of Warning objects that describes warnings that occurred while the report definition was being validated.

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

SOAP Headers

(In) BatchHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Required Permissions


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

The Report 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.

Changing the report definition for a report modifies the ModifiedBy, ModifiedDate, and Size properties of the report. The Description property is not affected. Execution settings and snapshots remain valid for the report.

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