SSRS 2016 Report Builder Permissions

Today’s #TipTuesday is around the permissions required for either creating reports or publishing reports in SSRS. These are permissions as they relate to Report Builder 3.0 at least, as I haven’t tested that the exact same is true via Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS). I assume the same applies but haven’t tested that myself so YMMV.

Also of note: this article is purely on the permissions required in SSRS itself, I am not touching on the data side but obviously the users who are previewing data here will also require the correct access to the data depending on what your data sources are.

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Sample SQL Views for Smartlists

Today’s #TipTuesday has been on my list for a while and it’s a great resource that many people don’t know exists.

Microsoft has creating a “living” document that has embedded links to SQL views that you can run and tweak in your own Dynamics GP environment to create custom smartlists with. The document says it is for Smartlist Designer but the reality is if you create these SQL views, you can also use them in eOne’s Smartlist Builder if you have the product instead.

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Tips for refreshing a test company

Today’s #TipTuesday is not an application tip but a technical one.

Most Dynamics GP clients have one or more test companies or test environments. I’d be willing to wager that many have some standard scripting that is run when a test company is refreshed and may even automate it in a SQL stored procedure or job. There are at least 2 standard Microsoft scripts that should be run all the time: changing the db_owner to ‘DYNSA’ and the standard script to update company database references in the refreshed company db.

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Do you know when a SQL trigger is dropped?

Today’s story starts with a SQL trigger, and a Dynamics GP service pack which dropped the trigger, unbeknownst to me. Fortunately, I had planned ahead, not wanting to rely on my (or anyone’s) memory to remember to check for issues after installing service packs!

A few months ago, I had posted about the issue that led to this particular trigger in the first place. The short version is its sole purpose is to correct an issue in Dynamics GP that may or may not be a bug! This post is less about why the trigger exists in the first place and more about how to identify when a trigger has been dropped from a table.

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