ReportingService2010.CreateDataSource(String, String, Boolean, DataSourceDefinition, Property[]) ReportingService2010.CreateDataSource(String, String, Boolean, DataSourceDefinition, Property[]) ReportingService2010.CreateDataSource(String, String, Boolean, DataSourceDefinition, Property[]) Method


Creates a new data source in a report server database or SharePoint library.

 ReportService2010::CatalogItem ^ CreateDataSource(System::String ^ DataSource, System::String ^ Parent, bool Overwrite, ReportService2010::DataSourceDefinition ^ Definition, cli::array <ReportService2010::Property ^> ^ Properties);
[System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapDocumentMethod("", ParameterStyle=System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped, RequestNamespace="", ResponseNamespace="", Use=System.Web.Services.Description.SoapBindingUse.Literal)]
[System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHeader("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction=System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
public ReportService2010.CatalogItem CreateDataSource (string DataSource, string Parent, bool Overwrite, ReportService2010.DataSourceDefinition Definition, ReportService2010.Property[] Properties);
Public Function CreateDataSource (DataSource As String, Parent As String, Overwrite As Boolean, Definition As DataSourceDefinition, Properties As Property()) As CatalogItem


String String String

The name for the data source including the file name and, in SharePoint mode, the extension (.rsds).

String String String

The fully qualified URL for the parent folder that will contain 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.


A CatalogItem object for the newly created data source.


using System;  
using System.Collections.Generic;  
using System.IO;  
using System.Text;  
using System.Web;  
using System.Web.Services;  
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;  
class Sample  
    static void Main(string[] args)  
        ReportingService2010 rs = new ReportingService2010();  
        rs.Url = "http://<Server Name>" +   
        rs.Credentials =   
        string name = "AdventureWorks.rsds";  
        string parent = "http://<Server Name>/Docs/Documents/";  
        // Define the data source definition.  
        DataSourceDefinition definition = new DataSourceDefinition();  
        definition.CredentialRetrieval =   
        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)  
Imports System  
Imports System.Web.Services  
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols  
Class Sample  
    Public Shared Sub Main()  
        Dim rs As New ReportingService2010()  
        rs.Url = "http://<Server Name>" + _  
        rs.Credentials = _  
        Dim name As String = "AdventureWorks.rsds"  
        Dim parent As String = "http://<Server Name>/Docs/Documents/"  
        ' Define the data source definition.  
        Dim definition As New DataSourceDefinition()  
        definition.CredentialRetrieval = _  
        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  
End Class  


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

SOAP Header Usage (In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue
Native Mode 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
SharePoint Mode Required Permissions Creating a new data source: AddListItems on Parent

Updating an existing data source: EditListItems on DataSource

If the .rsds extension is excluded from the data source name, an rsFileExtensionRequired error will be returned. If an .odc extension is given, an rsNotSupported error is returned.

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