I have connected an SRSS report (in SQL Reporting Services 2012) to a SharePoint 2013 list. Date fields all return #error, but other fields return data successfully. May query looks like this:

<RSSharePointList xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <ListName>Absence Records</ListName>
    <FieldRef Name="StaffMemberName" />
    <FieldRef Name="Reason" />
    <FieldRef Name="Year" />
    <FieldRef Name="Start" />
    <FieldRef Name="End" />

The start and end fields are date fields, and these return #error. The other fields return the expected data in the query designer. The same is seen in the tablix when the report is run. I have no idea why this is happening nor how to get dates to return.

  • What function/formula are you applying to the field in the report? (I have reports that use date fields without any issues)
    – Mike2500
    May 14, 2014 at 13:05
  • I'm not using any. I am just trying to show the data as it comes in a tablix. I expected this to work. I have experience of writing reports from SQL server but not form SharePoint. I thought it could be the dates need formatting in some way or the way they are stored in SharePoint may need addressing. Thanks for asking. May 14, 2014 at 13:15

1 Answer 1


For dates you need to use the Format attribute, with one of these values:

  • DateOnly: Only display (and allow edits to) the date portion (the time portion is set to 12:00 A.M. for all edited values).
  • DateTime: Display and edit both date and time of day (default).
  • ISO8601 Display date and time in ISO8601 time format converted to UTC: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

You check the documentation here.

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