FIX: Error message when you try to display a report in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio: "System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array"

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Article ID: 961282 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50003629 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 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 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

When you try to display a report in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio, you may receive the following error message:
System.IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array.

CAUSE

SQL Server 2008 Management Studio uses the ReportViewer control to display reports. This problem occurs because the ReportViewer control is not thread-safe. This causes an index outside the bounds of the array, and a NULL object is referenced.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information for the release version of SQL Server 2008

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4 for the release version of SQL Server 2008. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
963036 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008
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. 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:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

Cumulative update information for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969099 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 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 2008 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:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released


Important To resolve this problem completely after you install Cumulative update 4 for SQL Server 2008 or Cumulative update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, you should also apply the hotfix that is described in the following Knowledge Base article:
959595 FIX: Error message when you view a SQL Server Reporting Services report in the ReportViewer control in Visual Studio 2008: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object"

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, you can try to refresh the report.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

More information about cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
963036 Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008

More information about cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969099 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after the release of SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 961282 - Last Review: April 16, 2009 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
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