Error "Encountered an improper argument." appears when running a report on DSM Reporter.

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Issue/Introduction

Issue/Problem/Symptoms: 

When running reports on DSM Reporter, generally when reports have an old creation date (new reports work well), the following error is received:

"Encountered an improper argument."

Checking DSM Reporter logs the following ERROR is visible:

|REPORTER |DbImpl_Ado |DbImpl_Ado.cpp |002311|NOTIFY | evalSQLInfo sqlstate: 42000 native error: 229 0xe5

|REPORTER |DbImplAdo |DbImpl_Ado.cpp |002358|NOTIFY | evalSQLInfo class: 14 state: 5 server: DBITCM

|REPORTER |CDb |DbImpl_Ado.cpp |002644|NOTIFY | Error Message: ADO Version 6.1 - COM Error: ErrorCode:-2147217911,WordErrorCode:3081, IDispatch error #3081, The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'R000006', database 'mdb', schema 'dbo'., Microsoft SQL Server Native Client 10.0, (null)

|REPORTER |Reporter | |000000|WARNING| SQL failed: SELECT * FROM R000006 ORDER BY NAME ASC, IDX ASC

If the above query (SELECT * FROM R000006) is executed against the MDB the same message is received:

Msg 229, Level 14, State 5, Line 1

The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'R000006', database 'mdb', schema 'dbo'.

Environment:  

DSM Reporter – All Versions

Cause: 

Every report result is stored in a temporary table on the MDB, which has the format “R00****”. The reason of the error is that those tables were created under 'dbo' schema rather than 'ca_itrm'.  In order to verify this, in the database server is possible to check the prefix of the table, it will be something like: “dbo.R00****”.

Resolution/Workaround:

This is happening because old reports were created under DBO schema and hence ‘ca_itrm’ user doesn't have permissions to view those reports.

There are two ways to solve the problem, which are:

1. For all those temp tables prefixed with 'dbo', add permissions for ‘ca_itrm’ user.

2. Re-run the reports so that new results will be generated.

To assign the needed permissions to the tables, open the properties section of “dbo.R00***” temp table and assign SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE to ‘ca_itrm_group’ and ‘ca_itrm_group_ams’.

Environment

Release: UASIT.99000-12.8-Asset Intelligence
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