Debugging SSRS Reports

By Becky Newell | March 17, 2013

If the Debugger will not break in your SQL Server Reporting Services Report and/or you want to speed up the debugging session by not printing the report and only stepping through the class logic, try the following steps:

  1. In the AOT under Tools > Options click the Development link and unmark the ‘Execute business operations in CIL’ checkbox
  2. Set breakpoints in the RDP class
  3. Manually invoke the RDP class via a job

RDP classes:
-Take contracts which sets their parameters
-Have processReport methods which act as the driver method in the class
-In a job create code like the following:

TmpTest tempTable; 
   //This is the temp table the RDP class populates and the one you want to view the contents of.
CustReportDP dataProvider = new CustReportDP(); 
   //This is the RDP class used by the report
CustReportContract contract = new CustReportContract(); 
  //This is the contract class used by the RDP class
contract.parmAccountNum('12345');  
  //The parm methods are on the contract become the parameters for the report
contract.parmCustGroup(10);
contract.parmCategory('Custom');
dataProvider.parmDataContract(contract);  //Send the contract to the RDP class
dataProvider.processReport();  //Execute the primary method in the RDP class
tempTable = dataProvider.getTmpABC(); 
//Get the populated temp table in order to view its contents.  
//Every RDP class has a get method for each temp table it populates.
while select tempTable  //View the contents of the table
{
  info(tempTable.AccountNum);
}

With this approach any breakpoints in the RDP class will definitely get hit as the debugger will run on the client side just like a normal debugging client session. Using the job will completely bypass the SSRS report but you can debug your logic and simulate the report behavior by passing the appropriate parameters.

Becky Newell

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