SSRS Mobile Reports And Data Types

Koen Verbeek runs into a problem with SSRS Mobile Reports:

The error message “The JSON SharedDataSet Table renderer cannot parse the supplied report” doesn’t exactly tell you what’s going on. Apparently it is having issues with the Location column, which is of the geography data type. If you remove it, the dataset will be imported in the mobile report editor. There’s no documentation of which data types are supported or not in the mobile reports. I included the column in the first place to find out if the Mobile Report Publisher could handle it and plot the data on a map. It seems not.

Example number 798 in the “Microsoft errors tend to tell you what caused the failure, but not what actually caused the failure” ongoing series.  Sure, the JSON SharedDataSet Table renderer blew up…but what does that have to do with me and how do I fix it?  I realize that good error messages can be difficult in complex software, but this one isn’t very helpful at all.

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