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How to add an OLAP DataSource


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This document describes how to configure the Report Server and Report Designer so you can add an OLAP Data Source (Cube Data Source).


The suggested solution requires the following:

  • Telerik Report Server
  • Telerik Reporting
  • Telerik.ReportDesigner.exe and Telerik.ReportDesigner.exe.config (located in _InstallationPath_\Progress\Telerik Reporting {Version}\Report Designer)


The following steps describe how to implement the required configuration:

  1. Locate the Telerik.ReportDesigner.exe file in the Telerik Reporting installation folder and open the exe file.

  2. Create a new report or open an existing one in Telerik Report Designer. For more information on how to create or open a report, see Working with Report Server Reports.

  3. Perform step 1 described in Configuring your project for using Microsoft Analysis Services.

  4. Apply step 2 and step 3 described in Configuring your project for using Microsoft Analysis Services to the Telerik.ReportDesigner.exe.config file. The article Extending Report Designer explains how to add the required assembly references to the designer's config file.

    Telerik Reporting is built with ADOMD.NET for SQL Server 2008 R2, which means that the engine will expect to work with Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient assembly version When you use a more recent SQL Server version, you also have a more recent version of the Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient assembly. That's why you need to add the binding redirect for this assembly as demonstrated in step 3.

  5. Verify that the Microsoft ADOMD.NET client data provider is installed on both Dev and Server machines.

  6. Once the report is published, apply the same settings in the _TelerikReportServerInstallationFolder_\Telerik.ReportServer.Web\TelerikReporting.config file.

  7. Copy Microsoft.AnalysisServices.AdomdClient.dll and Telerik.Reporting.Adomd.dll into the Telerik.ReportServer.Web\bin and Telerik Reporting {Version}\Report Designer folders.

    The Telerik.Reporting.Adomd.dll assembly is distributed with the Telerik Reporting installation. It is located by default in _InstallationPath_\Progress\Telerik Reporting {Version}\Bin).

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