ReportingService2010.TestConnectForDataSourceDefinition Method

Tests the connection for a data source. This method supports the direct testing of the data source.

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


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

returnValue = instance.TestConnectForDataSourceDefinition(DataSourceDefinition, _
    UserName, Password, ConnectError)
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
public bool TestConnectForDataSourceDefinition(
    DataSourceDefinition DataSourceDefinition,
    string UserName,
    string Password,
    out string ConnectError
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute(L"", RequestNamespace = L"", 
    ResponseNamespace = L"", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse::Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle::Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute(L"ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection::Out)]
bool TestConnectForDataSourceDefinition(
    DataSourceDefinition^ DataSourceDefinition, 
    String^ UserName, 
    String^ Password, 
    [OutAttribute] String^% ConnectError
[<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)>]
[<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)>]
member TestConnectForDataSourceDefinition : 
        DataSourceDefinition:DataSourceDefinition * 
        UserName:string * 
        Password:string * 
        ConnectError:string byref -> bool 
public function TestConnectForDataSourceDefinition(
    DataSourceDefinition : DataSourceDefinition, 
    UserName : String, 
    Password : String, 
    ConnectError : String
) : boolean


  • UserName
    Type: System.String
    The user name to use to test the connection. UserName is used with data sources that prompt for credentials.
  • Password
    Type: System.String
    The password to use to test the connection. Password is used with data sources that prompt for credentials.
  • ConnectError
    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 Boolean the indicates whether the connection completed successfully.
A string that contains a detailed error message. The string is returned as the out parameter, ConnectError.


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

SOAP Header Usage

(In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Native Mode Required Permissions

ExecuteReportDefinition (System)

SharePoint Mode Required Permissions

Needs the system property EnableLoadReportDefinition set to true

Permission to execute the report definition is required.