ReportingService2005.CreateRole Method

Adds a new role to the report server database.

Namespace:  ReportService2005
Assembly:  ReportService2005 (in ReportService2005.dll)


<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("BatchHeaderValue")> _
<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace := "",  _
    ResponseNamespace := "",  _
    Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
Public Sub CreateRole ( _
    Name As String, _
    Description As String, _
    Tasks As Task() _
Dim instance As ReportingService2005
Dim Name As String
Dim Description As String
Dim Tasks As Task()

instance.CreateRole(Name, Description, _
[SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
public void CreateRole(
    string Name,
    string Description,
    Task[] Tasks
[SoapHeaderAttribute(L"ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection::Out)]
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute(L"", RequestNamespace = L"", 
    ResponseNamespace = L"", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse::Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle::Wrapped)]
void CreateRole(
    String^ Name, 
    String^ Description, 
    array<Task^>^ Tasks
[<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)>]
[<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)>]
member CreateRole : 
        Name:string * 
        Description:string * 
        Tasks:Task[] -> unit 
public function CreateRole(
    Name : String, 
    Description : String, 
    Tasks : Task[]


  • Name
    Type: System.String
    The name of the new role. The value of this parameter must be between 1 and 260 characters long.
  • Description
    Type: System.String
    A description of the new role. The value of this parameter must be between 1 and 512 characters long.
  • Tasks
    Type: array<ReportService2005.Task[]
    An array of Task objects that represents the tasks to set for the role. Only the TaskID property of the Task object is submitted to create a role.


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

SOAP Headers

(In) BatchHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Required Permissions

CreateRoles (System)

The Name and Description parameters are required and should not be set to nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) (Nothing in Visual Basic). The value for Name must be unique.

You must assign at least one task to the role. You cannot combine system-level and item-level tasks within a single role. For more information about tasks, see Tasks and Permissions.


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 uses the CreateRole method to create a user role that has permissions to view folders and reports:

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 = "Report Browser"
      Dim desc As String = "View folders and reports."
      Dim setTasks(2) As Task
      setTasks(0) = New Task()
      setTasks(1) = New Task()
      setTasks(2) = New Task()

         Dim returnedTasks As Task() = rs.ListTasks()

         Dim t As Task
         For Each t In  returnedTasks
            If t.Name = "View reports" Then
               setTasks(0) = t

               If t.Name = "View folders" Then
                  setTasks(1) = t

                  If t.Name = "View resources" Then
                     setTasks(2) = t
                  End If
               End If
            End If 
         Next t
         rs.CreateRole(name, desc, setTasks)

      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 = "Report Browser";
      string desc = "View folders and reports.";
      Task[] setTasks = new Task[3];
      setTasks[0] = new Task();
      setTasks[1] = new Task();
      setTasks[2] = new Task();

         Task[] returnedTasks = rs.ListTasks();

         foreach( Task t in returnedTasks )
            if ( t.Name == "View reports" )
               setTasks[0] = t;

            else if ( t.Name == "View folders" )
               setTasks[1] = t;

            else if ( t.Name == "View resources" )
               setTasks[2] = t;

         rs.CreateRole( name, desc, setTasks );

      catch ( SoapException e )
         Console.WriteLine( e.Detail.InnerXml.ToString() );