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Connecting to PostgreSQL DB

Environment

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Description

This KB article lists the required steps for configuring the SqlDataSource component to connect to a PostgreSQL database with the Npgsql data provider.

Solution for Npgsql version 3.2.7

  1. Install Npgsql version 3.2.7 by using the .MSI file. Note that the SqlDataSource component will list and work with any ADO.NET provider that is correctly registered on the device;
  2. Add SQL Data Source -> Build new data connection -> select Npgsql Data Provider;
  3. Add the Connection string in the field. For example:

    Host=reporting7x64.telerik.com;Username=postgres;Password=password;Database=postgres

  4. Click Next -> fill in the Select Statement or use the Query Builder -> Finish.

Solution for Npgsql version >= 4.1.11

  1. Create a sample Console application and add the Npgsql 4.1.11.0 NuGet package;
  2. Build the project, then copy the assemblies which are related to the data provider from the bin folder of the application;
  3. Paste them to the folder of the Standalone designer executable file;
  4. Go to the App.config file of the application and copy the binding redirects;
  5. Open the configuration file of the Standalone designer (Telerik.ReportDesigner.exe.config) and add the binding redirects:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <configuration>
        <configSections>
            <section
                    name="Telerik.Reporting"
                    type="Telerik.Reporting.Configuration.ReportingConfigurationSection, Telerik.Reporting"
                    allowLocation="true"
                    allowDefinition="Everywhere"/>
        </configSections>
    
        <runtime>
            <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
            <!--
            <probing privatePath="path-to-the-assemblies"/>
            -->
            . . . 
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="Npgsql" culture="neutral" publicKeyToken="5d8b90d52f46fda7"/>
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.1.11.0" newVersion="4.1.11.0" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Bcl.AsyncInterfaces" publicKeyToken="cc7b13ffcd2ddd51" culture="neutral" />
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-1.0.0.0" newVersion="1.0.0.0" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="System.Numerics.Vectors" publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a" culture="neutral" />
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.1.4.0" newVersion="4.1.4.0" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Unsafe" publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a" culture="neutral" />
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.0.5.0" newVersion="4.0.5.0" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="System.Buffers" publicKeyToken="cc7b13ffcd2ddd51" culture="neutral" />
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.0.3.0" newVersion="4.0.3.0" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="System.Threading.Tasks.Extensions" publicKeyToken="cc7b13ffcd2ddd51" culture="neutral" />
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.2.0.1" newVersion="4.2.0.1" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            <dependentAssembly>
                <assemblyIdentity name="System.ValueTuple" publicKeyToken="cc7b13ffcd2ddd51" culture="neutral" />
                <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.0.3.0" newVersion="4.0.3.0" />
            </dependentAssembly>
            </assemblyBinding>
        </runtime>
    
        <system.data>
            <DbProviderFactories>
                <add name="Npgsql Data Provider"
                    invariant="Npgsql"
                    description=".NET Framework Data Provider for Postgresql Server"
                    type="Npgsql.NpgsqlFactory, Npgsql, Version=4.1.11.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5d8b90d52f46fda7" />
            </DbProviderFactories>
        </system.data>
    <configuration>
    
  6. Repeat the steps 2-4 from the previous section.

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