Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2008"

After the excellent white papers that were written for the previous versions and with all the improvements that have been made in Sql Server 2008 in this area, I'm looking forward to read the new edition in the Troubleshooting Performance Problems series. You can find a link to download it here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SSRS configuring a rendering extension

Reporting Services has a default rendering extension to create csv files with a comma as the default fielddelimiter. But I needed to have the possibility to create a csv with semicolon delimited fields. It's easy to change this behaviour - and many others - when calling the Render method or by adding some settings to the URL. But I wanted that file delivered through a subscription and that makes it a lot more difficult.

Just add the following snippet to the Render section of the RSReportServer.config file and you'll have a new option to render your subscriptions.

<Extension Name="CSVSemicolon" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.CsvRenderer.CsvReport,Microsoft.ReportingServices.CsvRendering">
<Name Language="en-US">CSV (semicolon delimited)</Name>