SPDataStore.DeleteDataSource method

Deletes a data source from a SharePoint document library.

Namespace:  Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store
Assembly:  Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store (in Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Store.dll)

public void DeleteDataSource(
	RepositoryLocation location


Type: Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.RepositoryLocation

The location of the data source in the SharePoint document library. Only the ItemUrl property must be defined.



PerformancePoint Services in SharePoint Server 2013 uses SharePoint document libraries as the repository for data sources.

The following code example shows how to delete a data source from the repository, based on the server-relative path to the object.

Before you can compile this code example, you must do the following:

  • Configure your development environment and create a C# class library project in Visual Studio. For information about configuring a development environment, see Set up a general development environment for SharePoint 2013.

  • Add the Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Client and Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.ServerCommon DLLs as references to your project. For more information about PerformancePoint Services DLLs, see PerformancePoint Services DLLs Used in Development Scenarios.

  • Add the following using directive to your class: using Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards;.

  • Create a method that defines a string variable named "relativePath" to store the server-relative path to the object. The following example path sets the object identifier to "5": /BI Center/Data Connections for PerformancePoint/5_.000.

  • Paste the following code example into the new method.

// Create a RepositoryLocation object. The constructor takes the server-relative
// path to the data source.
RepositoryLocation dataSourceLocation = new RepositoryLocation(relativePath);

// This example assumes the code is running in a Web Part on a front-end Web server.
// If this code is running within a service application, then you can call the
// SPDataStore.GlobalStore.DeleteDataSource method directly.