ReportingService2005.FindItems Method


Returns items from a report server database that match the search criteria.

 cli::array <ReportService2005::CatalogItem ^> ^ FindItems(System::String ^ Folder, ReportService2005::BooleanOperatorEnum BooleanOperator, cli::array <ReportService2005::SearchCondition ^> ^ Conditions);
public ReportService2005.CatalogItem[] FindItems (string Folder, ReportService2005.BooleanOperatorEnum BooleanOperator, ReportService2005.SearchCondition[] Conditions);
member this.FindItems : string * ReportService2005.BooleanOperatorEnum * ReportService2005.SearchCondition[] -> ReportService2005.CatalogItem[]
Public Function FindItems (Folder As String, BooleanOperator As BooleanOperatorEnum, Conditions As SearchCondition()) As CatalogItem()



The fully qualified URL of the folder to search. To search the entire report server database, specify the root folder (/).


The logical operator that is applied to connect the search conditions. Possible values are AND and OR. The default value is AND.


An array of SearchCondition objects that defines the property names and values for which to search.



An array of CatalogItem objects in the report server database that correspond to the specified search criteria.


To compile this code example, you must reference the Reporting Services WSDL and import certain namespaces. For more information, see Compiling and Running Code Examples. The following code example searches the report server database for all reports whose names contain the word "Sales":

Imports System  
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols  

Class Sample  
   Public Shared Sub Main()  
      Dim rs As New ReportingService2005()  
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials  

      Dim items As CatalogItem() = Nothing  
      Dim condition As New SearchCondition()  
      condition.Condition = ConditionEnum.Contains  
      condition.ConditionSpecified = True  
      condition.Name = "Name"  
      condition.Value = "Sales"  

      Dim conditions(0) As SearchCondition  
      conditions(0) = condition  

         items = rs.FindItems("/", BooleanOperatorEnum.Or, conditions)  

         If Not (items Is Nothing) Then  
            Dim ci As CatalogItem  
            For Each ci In  items  
               Console.WriteLine("Item {0} found at {1}", ci.Name, ci.Path)  
            Next ci  
         End If  

      Catch e As SoapException  
      End Try  
   End Sub 'Main  
End Class 'Sample  
using System;  
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;  

class Sample  
   public static void Main()  
      ReportingService2005 rs = new ReportingService2005();  
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;  

      CatalogItem[] items = null;  
      SearchCondition condition = new SearchCondition();  
      condition.Condition = ConditionEnum.Contains;  
      condition.ConditionSpecified = true;  
      condition.Name = "Name";  
      condition.Value = "Sales";  

      SearchCondition[] conditions = new SearchCondition[1];  
      conditions[0] = condition;  

         items = rs.FindItems( "/", BooleanOperatorEnum.Or, conditions );  

         if ( items != null )  
            foreach ( CatalogItem ci in items)  
               Console.WriteLine( "Item {0} found at {1}", ci.Name, ci.Path );  

      catch ( SoapException e )  
         Console.WriteLine( e.Detail.InnerXml.ToString() );   


The table below shows header and permissions information on this operation.

SOAP Headers (Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue
Required Permissions If not a component search: ReadProperties

Only the items with the respective ReadProperties permission are returned.

The length of the Folder parameter cannot exceed 260 characters; otherwise, a SOAP exception is thrown with the error code rsItemLengthExceeded.

The Folder parameter cannot be null or empty or contain the following reserved characters: : ? ; @ & = + $ , \ * > < | . ". You can use the forward slash character (/) to separate items in the full path name of the folder, but you cannot use it at the end of the folder name.

The report server does not support wildcard characters in the middle of the search condition. Wildcard characters include %, _, [, ], ^, and -. If a wildcard character is present, the report server treats the character literally.

Only one instance of a property name can be supplied in the set of search conditions.

The search functionality of FindItems is case-insensitive.

Applications that use FindItems typically accept user input for specific properties and property values. The searchable properties are Name, Description, CreatedBy, CreationDate, ModifiedBy, and ModifiedDate. The items that are returned are only those for which a user has Read Properties permission.

Applies to