Teradata Connection Type (SSRS)

To include data from Teradata in your report, you must have a dataset that is based on a report data source of type Teradata. This built-in data source type is based on the .NET Managed Provider for Teradata data processing extension.

Use the information in this topic to build a data source. For step-by-step instructions, see Add and Verify a Data Connection (Report Builder and SSRS).

Connection String

Contact your database administrator for connection information and for the credentials to use to connect to the data source. The following connection string example specifies a Teradata data source on the server specified with an IP address:

data source=<IP Address>  

For more connection string examples, see Create data connection strings - Report Builder & SSRS.


Credentials are required to run queries, to preview the report locally, and to preview the report from the report server.

After you publish your report, you may need to change the credentials for the data source so that when the report runs on the report server, the permissions to retrieve the data are valid.

For more information, see Create data connection strings - Report Builder & SSRS or Specify Credential and Connection Information for Report Data Sources.


Before you can connect a Teradata data source, the system administrator must have installed the version of the .NET Data Provider for Teradata that supports retrieving data from Teradata. This data provider must be installed on the same computer as Report Builder and also on the report server.

Not all report delivery modes are supported by this data provider. Delivering reports through data-driven subscriptions is not supported for this data processing extension. For more information, see Use an External Data Source for Subscriber Data (Data-Driven Subscription).

Report Models

To create a dataset from a report model that is based on a Teradata data source, the model must be designed in Model Designer in SQL Server SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and published on a report server.

These sections of the documentation provide in-depth conceptual information about report data, as well as procedural information about how to define, customize, and use parts of a report that are related to data.

Report Datasets (SSRS)
Provides an overview of accessing data for your report.

Create data connection strings - Report Builder & SSRS
Provides information about data connections and data sources.

Report Embedded Datasets and Shared Datasets (Report Builder and SSRS)
Provides information about embedded and shared datasets.

Dataset Fields Collection (Report Builder and SSRS)
Provides information about the field collection that is generated by the dataset query.

Data Sources Supported by Reporting Services (SSRS) Provides in-depth information about platform and version support for each data extension.

See Also

Report Parameters (Report Builder and Report Designer)
Filter, Group, and Sort Data (Report Builder and SSRS)
Expressions (Report Builder and SSRS)