Category: Visual Studio

November 6, 2019
Visual Studio 2017 – SSRS Project Incompatible – The Application Is Not Installed Error in SSDT

While working on an Enhansoft Reporting project in Visual Studio 2017, I received an error stating that this project was incompatible. What was confusing to me was that I had…

August 21, 2019
No Rows – What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Instead of showing empty report sections because a query produced no results, I wanted to add some text to explain the outcome. I turned to an option called, No Rows,…

July 30, 2019
Visual Studio Code

You know how life gets busy and you never seem to have any time for smaller projects? Well, am I ever grateful to Julie Andreacola who reminded me about Visual…

June 26, 2019
Why Did My Column Headers Stop Working in SSRS 2016?

What happened to my column headers in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2016?! This was the question I kept asking myself over and over again. It took some time, but…

June 19, 2019
How to Deploy SSRS Reports from Visual Studio to the SSRS Server

Normally, I work on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports in Visual Studio until they are done, so I don’t need to deploy SSRS reports directly to the SSRS server….

March 13, 2019
How to Add a Dynamic Image into a SSRS Report for SCCM

How many times have you wanted to make your System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) SSRS reports quickly convey a small piece of information? Adding a dynamic image might be exactly…

January 17, 2019
Finishing Touches: Adding a Row Count to Your Report

Over the last six months or so, I published a number of blog posts about many different types of finishing touches you can add to your reports and this post…

August 8, 2018
Adding a Prompt Value to the Title of a SCCM Report

Little things do make a difference and this is especially true when it comes to SCCM reports. Oftentimes in my report writing sessions I don’t have time to show folks…

July 11, 2018
Seven Tips for Writing SCCM Dashboards

At the last Midwest Management Summit which was held at the Mall of America, I was stopped in the hallway after one of my SCCM reporting presentations. I was asked…

October 24, 2017
What Does the Error Message, “Unknown Report Version 9.0,” in Visual Studio 2015 Mean?

A long time ago I started working on two projects using SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio 2005 (BIDS). I wanted to keep working on these projects, so I upgraded…