Issues with TFS 2008 built-in reports using SQL Server Reporting Services 2008

George Archer and Jim Saunders bring us today’s update about problems with TFS 2008 reports when using SSRS 2008…

- Trevor

We are aware of issues affecting several built-in reports for TFS 2008 if the TFS Data Tier is using SQL Server 2008. Due to changes in SQL Reporting and Analysis Services 2008 the affected reports will fail with errors and not report data when executed. These errors are not indicative of installation failure, or other issues with the installation and functionality of your Team Foundation Server.

At time of writing we are working to provide a full, self-installing update package for these reports that will function properly with Reporting Services 2008. In the meantime however, we have fixed copies of these reports available. Please contact us at Microsoft support ( http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=10453) and we will be glad to help you out with updated reports. We have also published a KB about this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968905 .

NOTE: Support for this is free (short of any phone charges you may incur, and you can open a web or e-mail based case to avoid those). If you call support, please ask them to view the “MICROSOFT INTERNAL SUPPORT INFORMATION” section of article 968905 for case handling guidelines.

UPDATE – 2009\06\01

We have published localized copies of all the reports fixed to address this issue. The download is available here:

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB969210

There is mention of a new KB article (969210) on this site. At this time, that article is yet to be published, but it is coming soon. It will be essentially the same as the previous article – 968905 – only with links to the Code Gallery page for the fix.

Following is the list of known reports affected by this issue, listed by team project template along with the errors that may be generated when these reports are executed.

For Projects Based on the "MSF for Agile Software Development - v4.2" Template, the following reports are affected:
"Scenario Details" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'AllScenarios'.
Query (26, 3) The set must have a single hierarchy to be used with the complement operator.

or

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'AllScenarios'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

For Projects Based on the "MSF for CMMI Process Improvement - v4.2" Template, the following reports are affected:
"Issues and Blocked Work Items" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsWorkItemHistory'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

"Requirement Details" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'AllScenarios'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

"Requirements Test History and Overview" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsWorkItemHistory'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

"Triage" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsWorkItemHistory'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

The following Reports are common to both team project templates:
"Bugs by Priority" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsWorkItemHistory'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used

"Bugs Found Without Corresponding Tests" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsBugsWithoutTests'.
Query (7, 1) The Extract function was called with hierarchy 'System_Id' that does not exist in the set.

"Exit Criteria" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsCurrentWorkItem'.
The expression contains a function that cannot operate on a set with more than 4,294,967,296 tuples

"Issues List" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsCurrentWorkItem'.
The expression contains a function that cannot operate on a set with more than 4,294,967,296 tuples

"Load Test Summary" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsResultParam'. (rsErrorExecutingCommand)
Incorrect syntax near ')'.

"Quality Indicators" may generate errors similar to the following:
An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Query execution failed for dataset 'BuildParam'. (rsErrorExecutingCommand)
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

"Related Work Items" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsRelatedWorkItems'.
The function expects a tuple expression for the argument. A tuple set expression was used.

"Unplanned Work" may generate errors similar to the following:

An error occurred during client rendering.
An error has occurred during report processing.
Query execution failed for dataset 'dsWorkItemHistory'.
Query (43, 9) Two sets specified in the EXCEPT function have different dimensionality.

 

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