XML Data Source Support?

Aug 17, 2010 at 4:37 PM
First, thanks a million for creating this tool. We use it all the time for deployments to various environments and it has proved very helpful. We have a new requirement to have a XML data source and I'm wondering if there is a way to set that in the data source setup in the .Config file. I don't see anything about it in the documentation. I did find that it will publish with a URL in the connection string, but requires intervention in order to set the data source type to "XML" after the deployment. Any help? Thanks, Chris
Aug 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Edited Aug 18, 2010 at 8:48 AM


the application currently already should support different data source types. Try adding an Extension element to the DataSource element:

<DataSource Name="DataSource1" Publish="true" Overwrite="false" TargetFolder="WMPortal" ReportServer="RS1">
    <ConnectionString>data source=Server1;initial catalog=DB1</ConnectionString>
    <!-- other data source configuration --> 

Regards, Gerke.

Aug 18, 2010 at 4:16 PM
Thank you sir. That answers my question. Chris.
Aug 23, 2010 at 7:09 PM

The <Extension> tag does not appear to work.

 [Ln 30 Col 8] The element 'DataSource' has invalid child element 'Extension'.

List of possible elements expected: 'CredentialRetrieval'.

[Settings]: 1 XML schema validation errors found in RSBuild settings.

When browsing the RSBuild.xsd, I do not see "Extension" anywhere.




Feb 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM


I added patch that handles XML data source.

Please see patches page.