FIX: Data-driven subscription can't be created when the driving query takes longer than 30 seconds to execute in SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 DeveloperSQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2012 Standard


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (SSRS 2012) or SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services (SSRS 2014).
  • You create a data-driven subscription and you use a query to drive the subscription.
  • The query takes longer than 30 seconds to fully execute.
In this scenario, you cannot create the subscription because the query cannot be validated.

More Information

This issue occurs because of a defect in SQL Server 2012. For data-driven subscriptions, any time-out specified by user is not honored by using the web UI or API calls. This will result in long-running queries timing out when you click Validate or Next in the UI, or validate by using API calls.


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