ReportingService2010.TestConnectForItemDataSource Method

Tests the connection for a data source. This method supports the testing of published data sources that are used by reports or models and shared data sources. This method applies to the Report, Model, and Dataset item types.

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

<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace := "",  _
	ResponseNamespace := "",  _
	Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("TrustedUserHeaderValue")> _
Public Function TestConnectForItemDataSource ( _
	ItemPath As String, _
	DataSourceName As String, _
	UserName As String, _
	Password As String, _
	<OutAttribute> ByRef ConnectError As String _
) As Boolean
Dim instance As ReportingService2010
Dim ItemPath As String
Dim DataSourceName As String
Dim UserName As String
Dim Password As String
Dim ConnectError As String
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = instance.TestConnectForItemDataSource(ItemPath, _
	DataSourceName, UserName, Password, _


Type: System.String
The fully qualified URL of the item to which the DataSourceName applies, including the file name and, in SharePoint mode, the extension. The item can be a shared data source, a report, or a report model.
Type: System.String
The name of the data source for the item.
Type: System.String
The user name to use to test the connection. UserName is used with data sources that prompt for credentials.
Type: System.String
The password to use to test the connection. Password is used with data sources that prompt for credentials.
Type: System.String%
A detailed error message. The message is returned when the connection fails. The data source provider provides the detailed message.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
A string that contains a detailed error message. The string is returned as the out parameter, ConnectError.
A Boolean the indicates whether the connection completed successfully.

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

SOAP Header Usage

(In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Native Mode Required Permissions

Depends on the item type:

SharePoint Mode Required Permissions

Depends on the item type:

  • Report, DataSet: OpenItems on ItemPath

  • Report using a model or a shared datasource: OpenItems on DataSourceName

  • DataSource: OpenItems

  • Model: OpenItems

If DataSourceName points to an XML data source, this method does nothing and returns true.

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