Nevron Vision for SQL Server Reporting Services

System Requirements

Nevron SSRS controls require "Custom report items" and "Custom data processing, delivery, and rendering extensions", which do not come with Microsoft SQL Server and Reporting Services Express edition. Nevron Vision for SSRS works with all editions of Microsoft SQL Server which support SSRS or SSDT and custom report items.

•SQL Server 2005
•SQL Server 2008
•SQL Server 2008 R2
•SQL Server 2012

•SQL Server 2014

•SQL Server 2016


The following table shows the version of SQL Reporting Services and the associated report design environment:

SSRS / SSDT Version Visual Studio Version
SQL Server 2005 (SSRS) Visual Studio 2005
SQL Server 2008 (SSRS) Visual Studio 2008
SQL Server 2008 R2 (SSRS) Visual Studio 2008
SQL Server 2012 (SSDT) Visual Studio 2010
SQL Server 2012 (SSDT) Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT-BI for VS2012)
SQL Server 2014 (SSDT) Visual Studio 2013 (SSDT-BI for VS2013)
SQL Server 2016 (SSDT) Visual Studio 2015 (SSDT-BI for VS2015)

You can mix different installation of the Nevron SSRS designer and server packages depending on your configuration. For example consider you have the following setup - SSRS report designer (development) machine using SSRS 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT for VS2012) and have to deploy reports on SSRS Report Server 2014. In this case you need to install the following packages:

- Nevron SSRS Vision Designer for SQL Server 2012 (SSDT) on the development machine.

- Nevron SSRS Vision Server for SQL Server 2014 (SSDT) on the report server machine.

If you are unsure how to find out the version and edition execute the following script in SQL Management Studio: 

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SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion'), 

       SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), 

       SERVERPROPERTY ('edition')

Installations Included in the Distribution Package

Nevron SSRS Vision contains two installs:

- NRSVisionDesignerSetupVS[SQL Server Version].msi

You need to run this install if the current machine is targeted as report designer or designer and server machine - in other words if you intend to create and edit or run SSRS reports with Nevron SSRS Vision on it. This installation includes the following:

Binary Files for Design Time and Server Processing of Reports Created With SSRS Vision
These component includes the assemblies needed to author and process rdl files created with the controls in the suite. Also included is the license key manager that allows you enter license keys.

This component includes the documentation  and readme files.

• Examples
Example solution that demonstrated the capabilities of SSRS Vision.

• Example Database
Example database which is installed on a user specified instance of SQL server and is required if you want to run the example in preview mode.


 - NRSVisionServerSetupVS[SQL Server Version].msi

You need to run this install if you intend to use the current machine only as a report server - e.g. you do not intend to create or edit reports on the machine. This installation contains the following:

Binary Files for Server Processing of Deployed Reports Created With SSRS Vision

Installing the Software

After you determine the role which the machine plays (designer, server or both) you need to run the NRSVisionDesignerSetupVS[SQL Server Version].msi or NRSVisionServerSetupVS[SQL Server Version].msi, which will guide you trough the install process. Before running the install make sure you do the following:

- Make sure you run the install with admin rights. This ensures that the installation can correctly locate the location of BIDS and SQL server and update  their configuration files so that the custom report items contained in the suite can be used in design and run time.

- Close all instances of Visual Studio (BIDS).

- Make sure you turn off UAC (You can turn on UAC after the installation completes).

If the installation is successful you should be able to edit and preview the examples distributed with the designer package as well as to view deployed reports containing Nevron SSRS Vision controls in the case of the server install.


If you experience problems during the installation or if the controls do not work correctly please contact Nevron Software Support at You can also attach the contents of the following file:

c:\Program Files [(x86)]\Nevron Software\Nevron .NET Vision [VersionNumber]\Installer\Nevron.InstallerLog.xml

The location of this file may change if you choose to install the software in a directory different than the default (Windows\Program Files[x86])

This file is automatically generated at install time and contains a log of all the operations performed by installer as well as their status.



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