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ReportingService2010.SetItemHistoryLimit Method (String, Boolean, Int32)


Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Specifies the number of snapshots of an item that the report server retains. This method applies to the Report item type.

Namespace:   ReportService2010
Assembly:  ReportService2010 (in ReportService2010.dll)

	RequestNamespace := "http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2010/03/01/ReportServer",
	ResponseNamespace := "http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2010/03/01/ReportServer",
	Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)>
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)>
Public Sub SetItemHistoryLimit (
	ItemPath As String,
	UseSystem As Boolean,
	HistoryLimit As Integer


Type: System.String

The fully qualified URL of the item including the file name and, in SharePoint mode, the extension.

Type: System.Boolean

A Boolean expression that, when set to true, sets the item history limit to the current system item history limit. A value of false indicates that the item history limit corresponds to the value supplied in the HistoryLimit parameter.

Type: System.Int32

The number of item history snapshots to store for the item. Values can range from -1 to 2,147,483,647. If the value is set to –1, all item snapshots are saved.

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

SOAP Header Usage

(In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Native Mode Required Permissions


SharePoint Mode Required Permissions


This method only supports the Report item type. Specifying the URL of any item other than a report causes the method to throw an exception with the exception string "Wrong Item Type".

If the UseSystem parameter is set to true, the report server ignores the HistoryLimit parameter.


If the value of HistoryLimit is changed, item history snapshots may be deleted.   

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