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Email Alerts are not received...

In one of application, Email alerts are sent using SQL sp_send_dbmail stored procedure. Email alerts were working properly, but suddenly noticed email alerts are not received.

To troubleshoot the issue, first I checked the msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log table using the below query.

SELECT log_id, event_type, log_date, description, process_id, mailitem_id, account_id, last_mod_date, last_mod_user
FROM
msdb.dbo.sysmail_event_log 
ORDER BY
log_date DESC

If there is any error, you should see records with the event_type value as error.
In my case there are records with event_type value as error, and the description value for those records is same as below

The mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. (Sending Mail using Account 3 (2018-02-01T10:41:27). Exception Message: Cannot send mails to mail server. (The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not authenticated. The server response was: Authentication required).  )

As per the error descript…

#Error in SQL Server Report...

When we run a SQL Server report, it gives an #Error for text field which computes the summation.
In that report we get the values from an SQL Server Analysis Service Cube and get the summation of those values considering the group.
In the Data warehouse we used the data type for the taken field as money.

Finally I was able to find the reason for the error occurs during the summation.
In the cube, we assign the value 0 for the field if it is null. Problem arises due to it.
When we change that to 0.00 instead of 0, it works.
I don't know any exact reason why it happens like that. It may be due to some problems while converting to the data type it may convert it to different data type like int and it gives errors while summation.
Anyway I think this will help you as well...

Add Row Number to a SQL Report contains Groups

We can add row number to a report which has groups by adding below expression to Row Group of the Row Number column

= RunningValue(Fields!CountColumn.Value, CountDistinct, "MyDatasetName")

To add Row Number to the Details Group, select the field of the Row Number in the Details Group and add the below expression.

= RowNumber(Nothing)