This article provides information about the error message, 'Unable to fix non-precision design reports. Please use report replacement for such reports' which is sometimes received when trying to fix a report.
To fix this error, you can do one of the following:
- Use the report without fixing the SSRS report.
It's not possible to fix a report without a precision design in SSRS (Reporting Server) because Microsoft has sealed the code and we are only allowed to work with extensions. Without a precision design in SSRS, the report is autogenerated from the data/dataset.
It's not needed to fix a report without a precision design in SSRS, because most of the time, all the required data is present.
Since there is no information from Pageheader and Pagefooter, we do not need to " handle/move" information from Pageheader and Pagefooter. Additionally, since all fields are populated, there's no need to change the DataElementOutput from 'NoOutput' to 'Output'. Normally the details of the structure contain enough information to add related sources / unique information, for example, an ItemId. If the details do not contain enough information to find a related record you would need to make a report replacement - but this is only in rare cases.
- Create a replacement report.
In some cases, a report replacement for a report without precision design could be slower compared to SSRS. So please do a benchmark in each case - especially if the report contains some grouping.