ReportingService2005.FireEvent Method

Triggers an event based on the supplied parameters.

Namespace:  ReportService2005
Assembly:  ReportService2005 (in ReportService2005.dll)

[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
	ResponseNamespace = "", 
	Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
public void FireEvent(
	string EventType,
	string EventData


Type: System.String
The name of the event.
Type: System.String
The data that is associated with the event.

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

SOAP Headers

(In) BatchHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Required Permissions

GenerateEvents (System)

The EventType parameter is matched against the known set of events that are defined in the report server configuration file (rsreportserver.config). If the event is not in the report server configuration file, a SOAP exception is thrown with an error code of rsUnknownEventType. The FireEvent method only supports firing the TimedSubscription event type. When specifying the TimedSubscription event type, you must also specify the subscription ID in EventData, which is returned by CreateSubscription or CreateDataDrivenSubscription.

The FireEvent method does not verify or validate the data supplied in the EventData parameter. Any string value is valid, including an empty string.

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":

using System;

class Sample
   public static void Main()
      ReportingService2005 rs = new ReportingService2005();
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
      // Get the subscriptions
      Subscription[] subs = rs.ListSubscriptions("/SampleReports/Company Sales", null);

         if (subs != null)
            // Fire the first subscription in the list
            rs.FireEvent("TimedSubscription", subs[0].SubscriptionID);
            Console.WriteLine("Event fired.");
      catch (Exception ex)