FIX: Series groups in a report are missing when you render the report in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services or in later versions of Reporting Services

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) fix release.
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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a report that is created by using Report Builder 1.0 in Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
  • The report contains a chart, and the chart contains a series group.
  • You try to render the report in one of the following released versions of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services
In this scenario, the series group is missing from the report.

Note This issue does not occur if the report is created in Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio in SQL Server 2005.

Cause

This issue occurs because of a bug in the upgrade code that is used to upgrade a SQL Server 2005 .rdl file to SQL Server 2008 or later versions of SQL Server. The upgrade code does not handle the series groups correctly, and discards the series groups while SQL Server is performing the upgrade operation.

Resolution

Cumulative update information

Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2765331 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2772858 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was released

SQL Server 2012

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2012. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2723749 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2012
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released
You must apply a SQL Server 2012 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2012.

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2715953 Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2629969 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2720425 Cumulative Update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2730301 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 was released

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2703282 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2567616 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 was released

Workaround

To work around this issue, manually add the missing series groups in the .rdl file. However, after you perform this workaround, you cannot open the .rdl file in Report Builder 1.0.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 2706601 - Last Review: November 20, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Core
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
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