SSRS Mobile Reports – JSON error

Just a quick blog post about an error I recently encountered when trying to create a mobile report for SSRS 2016, using the Mobile Report Publisher. I created the following query on top of the Wide World Importers data warehouse:

I created a shared dataset and stored it on the report server. Then I tried to create a new mobile report using this dataset. I was quickly greeted with the following error:

mobilereportjsonerror

The error message “The JSON SharedDataSet Table renderer cannot parse the supplied report” doesn’t exactly tell you what’s going on. Apparently it is having issues with the Location column, which is of the geography data type. If you remove it, the dataset will be imported in the mobile report editor. There’s no documentation of which data types are supported or not in the mobile reports. I included the column in the first place to find out if the Mobile Report Publisher could handle it and plot the data on a map. It seems not.

 

Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck is a Microsoft Business Intelligence consultant at AE, helping clients to get insight in their data. Koen has a comprehensive knowledge of the SQL Server BI stack, with a particular love for Integration Services. He’s also a speaker at various conferences.

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