How do I properly delete reports and data sources when deployed to a SharePoint list? There doesn't appear to be any report control from the App service management page and while I can certainly just do a delete on the library item, it doesn't remove the entry from the SSRS Catalog in the RS database.

A separate issue, which I'm trying to resolve, or at least not run into again, is some reports were removed from the RS catalog, somehow(??). I have execution details in the Execution logs for IDs that do not exist in the Catalog.

All reports were deployed to SharePoint 2013 from SSDT 2012.

What I'm interested in is if there is a way to delete reports and data sources that propagate changes to the RS database. I'm reporting off the report executions and I get multiple entries for the same report where the name is the same, but GUIDs/PKs are different causing reporting issues.

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Is SSRS running in integrated mode? The first thing I would do is stop and start the Reporting Services service on whatever server you have running it. This can help clear up any issues with SSRS caching stuff, which was a huge problem for me in the past when I was trying to delete a site collection, recreate it and re-configure reports on top of it - not quite the same as your issue but it's worth a shot.

If that doesn't help, you can leverage the Reporting Services API - in integrated mode, this is located at:


This service has a DeleteItem method that should take care of deleting reports - a quick console app could do the trick.

For more info: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt246820.aspx#M:ReportService2010.ReportingService2010.DeleteItem(System.String)


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