Category Archives: SSRS

CRM 2011 report wizard bug


Reports generated by the CRM Report Wizard fails to run after being modified a couple of times.

The SQL Server Reporting Services log reads:

An exception has occurred in data set ‘DSMain’.

Cannot read the next data row for the dataset DSMain.

Number of link entities in query exceeded maximum limit.


Duplicate link-entity lines have been inserted in the query of the RDL file by the Wizard.


This is a bug in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 16. MS Support is on the case, hoping for a hot-fix soon. -UPDATE- This issue will be fixed in Rollup 17 due to be released by late April. – UPDATE-


You can temporarily extend the number of link entities in query exceeded maximum limit by using this unsupported method:

INSERT INTO DeploymentProperties(Id,ColumnName,IntColumn,Encrypted)

select * from DeploymentProperties where ColumnName=’QueryLinkEntityLimit’

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CRM 2011 Custom reports gives error: rsProcessingAborted

SYMPTOMS: Custom reports do not work with an SSRS log error similar to:

System.ServiceModel.Security.SecurityNegotiationException: A call to SSPI failed, see inner exception.
System.Security.Authentication.AuthenticationException: A call to SSPI failed, see inner exception.
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The target principal name is incorrect —>

PROBLEM: This happens if the SPNs of the CRM web service is not set properly and SSRS server is unable to get a Service Ticket from the Ticket Granting Server (TGS).

SOLUTION: Register the following SPNs:

setspn -a http/<CrmApplicationServerName> <CrmAppPoolServiceUserAccount> (E.g. setspn -a http/crm DOMAIN\SVCCRM)

setspn -a http/<CrmApplicationServer FQDN> <CrmAppPoolServiceUserAccount> (E.g. setspn -a http/ DOMAIN\SVCCRM)