Mapping data with Report Builder 3.0 (SSRS 2008 R2) Case Sensitive
Posted by denglishbi on December 9, 2009
This week I received an email from a BI Developer in New York in regards to a posting I did earlier this year, Mapping data with SSRS 2008 R2, wondering why the map was not working with their dataset. I took a look at their screenshots and based on what I saw I quickly realized that the Map Gallery option with the new Map report item is case sensitive. Let’s take a quick look at what they were seeing with the latest November CTP release of Report Builder 3.0:
You can download the latest version of Report Builder 3.0 and the rest of the SQL Server 2008 R2 add-ons from the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 November Community Technology Preview Feature Pack.
I have posted this in the SQL Server Connect as a bug, so we will see what Microsoft has to say – SSRS 2008 R2 Map Gallery Case Sensitive. So for the time being make sure that your data matches what is expected in the spatial dataset…an exact match. This would mean that your abbreviated formats should all be upper case.
UPDATE (12/11/2009): got an update on the Connect posting I did and the response from Microsoft is….are you ready….
"Thank you for reporting this issue. The matching on the binding fields is case sensitive by design. We do not have plans to change this."
so you have been warned. Make sure that if you are using this mapping option that you have your data in alignment with what is expected.