ReportingService2010.CreateRole Method

Adds a new role to the report server database. This method only applies to native mode.

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


<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace := "",  _
    ResponseNamespace := "",  _
    Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("TrustedUserHeaderValue")> _
Public Sub CreateRole ( _
    Name As String, _
    Description As String, _
    TaskIDs As String() _
Dim instance As ReportingService2010 
Dim Name As String 
Dim Description As String 
Dim TaskIDs As String()

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


  • 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.
  • TaskIDs
    Type: array<System.String[]
    An array of task IDs that represent the tasks to set for the role.


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

SOAP Header Usage

(In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Native Mode Required Permissions

CreateRoles (System)

SharePoint Mode Required Permissions

Not supported

This method throws an OperationNotSupportedSharePointMode exception when invoked in SharePont mode.

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 ReportingService2010()
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

         Dim name As String = "Report Browser" 
         Dim desc As String = "View folders and reports." 
         Dim tasks As Task() = rs.ListTasks("All")  
         Dim taskIDs As New List(Of String)()  
         For Each t As Task In tasks  
         rs.CreateRole(name, desc, taskIDs.ToArray())
      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()
      ReportingService2010 rs = new ReportingService2010();
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

         string name = "Report Browser";
         string desc = "View folders and reports.";

         Task[] tasks = rs.ListTasks("All");
         List<string> taskIDs = new List<string>();

         foreach (Task t in tasks)

         rs.CreateRole(name, desc, taskIDs.ToArray());
      catch (SoapException e)

See Also


ReportingService2010 Class

ReportService2010 Namespace