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.

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a newsletter-style report in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS 2008).

  • You define at least two columns in the report. One of the columns has a text box.

  • The length of the value in the text box is very long, and the value extends to another column.

  • You try to display the report by using a hard-page-break renderer in Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or in the report server web service.

    Note The following are hard-page-break renderer formats:

    • PDF

    • TIFF

    • Print/Print Layout/Print Preview

In this scenario, the report is not displayed correctly. Additionally, you may encounter one of the following issues:

  • If you use PDF, TIFF, or Print Layout to display the report, the column that contains the text box displays no values.

  • If you use Print or Print Preview to display the report, you receive the following error message:

    An error occurred during local report processing. Index and length must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: length
    An error occurred trying to renderer the report. (0x80004005)

Note This issue does not occur in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS 2008 R2).

Resolution

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2498535 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2Note 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:

2402659 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

Status

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

References

For more information about how to create a newsletter-style report in SSRS, visit the following MSDN website:

How to create a newsletter-style report in SSRSFor 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:

822499New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packagesFor 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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