Problem updating Report Builder 1.0 Model in SQL Server 2008 R2

January 6, 2011

So, as you may have gathered from the previous post, we installed SQL Server 2008 R2 in the municipality not too long ago. And yes, that led to all sort of problems…

One of the main problems that all of us encountered, was that we couldn’t update our report models. Yes, we could start a new Report Builder 1.0 Project. We could define a DSV and autogenerate a Report Model. But then, if we added a table to the DSV or new columns were added to an existing table, and then we would run an Autogenerate on the Report Model again, then… well it would fail.  We would get an error message saying the COM Object could not be recognized and either get a new entity in the Report Model without any attributes in it, or we would get blank new attributes in existing entities. We would end up adding new attributes manually to the model, binding them to the relevant field and giving them the proper name. needless to say, that was pretty frustrating.

We searched the internet for the error message or something about problems updating Report Builder 1.0 in SQL Server 2008 R2, but nothing came up. After a few mails with Microsoft support Israel, the answer was found…

So what’s the solution? Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2008 R2!
SQL Server 2008 R2 CU 5 includes a lot of fixes, and not just on the client side, but also on the server side.

I would like to thank Idit Izak from Microsoft support Israel that helped us reach a quick solution.
Please give Cumulative Update 5 a look and consider installing it on your PC and server.

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