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shared datasets

I am created a set of reports in SSRS 2208 R2 and would like some advice about shared datasets.

All the reports will use shared data sources - I can see the benefits of using those.

But I'm not sure about shared datasets. All the datasets in my reports will use stored procedures, so I can't see the benefit in using shared datasets in this scenario.

If I create a shared dataset which calls a stored procedure, then in each report that uses that dataset, I need to create a dataset which points to the shared dataset and passes through the parameters.

If I use embedded datasets, I still need to create a dataset in each report and point it to the stored procedure.

Is there any other benefit of using shared datasets that I have missed?

Thanks, Steve
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asked Nov 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM in Default

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Personally I use Shared Data Sources and report specific DataSets, this means that you can also set security in Report Manager so some people can view some reports and not others and this security requirement doesnt have any unwanted affects or repercussions.

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answered Nov 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

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Another reason for using shared datasets instead of embedded ones is that a report developer does not need to create any datasource on the report - they can simply add a shared dataset with having to worry about datasources.
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answered Nov 15, 2012 at 09:48 AM

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