Missing a "Utilities" class library reference in BIDS 2008

Mar 22, 2009 at 2:08 AM

I was trying to compile the source code with BIDS 2008, and I run into the following error:

Error 1 [rsErrorLoadingCodeModule] Error while loading code module: ‘Utilities, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=81e0fe7aaaf3a0a5’. Details: Could not load file or assembly 'Utilities, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=81e0fe7aaaf3a0a5' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. E:\Software\Sample Databases\VSTSCustomReportingSource\LoadTestReports\CountersAcrossTime.rdl 0 0 

The Utilities library is referenced in several reports--CountersAcrossTime.rdl, OverlayCountersAcrossLoad_RampUp.rdl, and OverlayCountersAcrossTime.rdl. 

Is there a way to add the reference so the project will compile in BIDS 2008?  Where can I find the right Utilities DLL or resource?


Mar 24, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Hi David,

You can copy the dll to the location that the reporting design time environment can reference it.  Copy the Utilities.dll to the following location:
<Visual Studio Install Dir>\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies 
Let me know if this works for you.