Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Working with SharePoint Report Server 2012 using URL parameters in SSRS 2008/2012 in SharePoint Integrated Mode – Part Two

In my previous post I have explained how to pass the custom URL parameter to the Report when it is SharePoint Integrated Mode.

As explained earlier post report server parameter has three parts.

<prefix>:<Parameter Name>= <Value>


Parameter Type



Report Viewer Control


Report Server HTML controller

Report Server


Report Server to process

Report Viewer Web Part


Web part parameters

Report Parameters


Report parameters (Explained in Part One)

When you are running the Report Server under SharePoint, You can Access the report Server using /_vti_bin/reportserver.

You can find similar page if report server is running.




This is for passing parameters to Report Server HTML viewer.

Here are the list of parameters.

  • rc:Parameters
  • rc:Zoom
  • rc:Section
  • rc:FindString
  • rc:StartFind
  • rc:EndFind
  • rc:FallbackPage
  • rc:GetImage
  • rc:Icon
  • rc:Stylesheet

EX: - http://mysharePoint/_vti_bin/ reportserver?<Document Library URL>&rc:Parameters=Collapsed

There are few other options you can find it using this link

REF : https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms152835.aspx


This is used to pass parameters to Report Server Web Part.

These are the parameters for SharePoint Report Server Web Part.

  • rv:Toolbar
  • rv:HeaderArea
  • rv:DocMapAreaWidth
  • rv:AsyncRender
  • rv:ParamMode
  • rv:DocMapMode
  • rv:DockToolBar
  • rv:ToolBarItemsDisplayMode

EX: - http://mysharePoint/_vti_bin/ reportserver?<ReportURL.RDL>&rv:Toolbar=full

REF : https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms152835.aspx


These parameters are send to Report Server itself.

These are the parameters for SharePoint Report Server. There are two kind of parameters.


    • listChildren

    • GetChildren

    • Render

    • GetDataSourceContents

    • GetResourceContents


http://<mySharePOint>/_vti_bin/reportserver?<Document Library>&rs:Command=GetChildren

  • rs:Format
  • rs:ParameterLanguage
  • rs:Snapshot
  • rs:PersistStreams
  • rs:GetNextStream
  • rs:SessionID
  • rs:ClearSession
  • rs:ResetSession
  • rs:ShowHideToggle

http://<mySharePOint>/_vti_bin/reportserver?<Document Library>&rs:Format=PDF

REF: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms152835(v=sql.110).aspx

Thursday, August 11, 2016

SharePoint 2013 Web site Keep on Prompting for credentials

There are many reasons to happen this but most of the time it will happen when you change the Access mapping to match your domain.

For an example you might have webwfe01 as your web application in your default zone. And if you change that to www.sampleweb.com this may be occurred for Windows Users.


This is because by not having Fully Qualified Domain name specified is not matching with the local machine.

For an Example,

Your local machine can be in a domain myorg.com and the specified Mapping is sampleweb.com

Thus this will cause LoopBack check which it true by design for security reasons.

Microsoft specifies two methods to resolve the issue.

  1. Disable Strict Name Checking [Ref]

  2. Disable Loopback Check [Ref]

REF: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/896861/you-receive-error-401.1-when-you-browse-a-web-site-that-uses-integrated-authentication-and-is-hosted-on-iis-5.1-or-a-later-version

You need to do it all SharePoint servers for safe side in the future service deployment. But it is necessary for all Front End servers.