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BIDS 2008 Crashes when preview a large report

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Studio 2008 SP1 BIDS crashes whenever it tries to render a large report. It does not matter if the report was created with the wizard or manually. It does not matter if it a stored procedure or just SQL. We have several developers in our shop and we have all experienced the same problem. We have to limit the result set with something like "SELECT TOP 1000 ..." while we are developing and then remove the limit or filter when we deploy. After it is deployed there is no problem with the reporting engine rendering the html. The problem is only in Visual Studio 2008 BIDS. When it tries to render a large report it crashes. I think probably because it not rendering html but attempting to draw a representation of the report in the client area of the window. We would like to see a better solution. Any ideas?

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