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


Creates a new data source in the report server database.

 void CreateDataSource(System::String ^ DataSource, System::String ^ Parent, bool Overwrite, ReportService2005::DataSourceDefinition ^ Definition, cli::array <ReportService2005::Property ^> ^ Properties);
public void CreateDataSource (string DataSource, string Parent, bool Overwrite, ReportService2005.DataSourceDefinition Definition, ReportService2005.Property[] Properties);
Public Sub CreateDataSource (DataSource As String, Parent As String, Overwrite As Boolean, Definition As DataSourceDefinition, Properties As Property())
String String String

The name of the data source.

String String String

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

Boolean Boolean Boolean

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

DataSourceDefinition DataSourceDefinition DataSourceDefinition

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


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


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:

Imports System  
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols  

Class Sample  
   Public Shared Sub Main()  
      Dim rs As New ReportingService2005()  
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials  

      Dim name As String = "AdventureWorks"  
      Dim parent As String = "/"  

      ' Define the data source definition.  
      Dim definition As 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 = Nothing  
      definition.WindowsCredentials = False  

         rs.CreateDataSource(name, parent, False, definition, Nothing)  

      Catch e As SoapException  
      End Try  
   End Sub 'Main  
End Class 'Sample  
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)  


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

Applies to