FIX: Cannot create or manage data alert for a report if the report name or folder name contains a comma in SSRS

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 Enterprise More


This update fixes the following issue that occurs when you use Reporting Services data alerts in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014. 

Assume that you install SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint mode, and then you create a data alert definition for a report that has a comma (,) in the report name, or the report is located in a folder and the folder name contains a comma (,). In this situation, you may receive an error message that resembles the following in a message box:
System.ArgumentException: [Arg_ArgumentException]
Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. See
    at MS.Internal.XcpImports.CheckHResult(UInt32 hr)
After you dismiss the message box, the webpage remains in a loading state and never completes.

Note A similar issue might occur when you click the Manage Data Alert context menu of a report. In this scenario, you don't receive an error message, but the webpage remains in a loading state and never completes.


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative updates of SQL Server: 


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


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