will perform the upload of the sample reports set that accompanies Reporting Services to gain hands-on practice with the process, as well
as to provide reports upon which to base other managing activities in this and
File atop the Folder View, Content tab.
File page appears.
to the location of the sample reports (again, the Samples folder is installed
within the Reporting Services program folder by default. A common
example of this default path appeared in the "Accessing the Sample
Reports" section above.)
folder appears in the Choose File dialog, once located, as depicted in Illustration 6.
Click the Samples
folder to open it.
Click the Reports
folder that appears, to open it.
sample report definition files (.rdl's) and other object files
appear. At this point, we will select the Company Sales report
Click the Company
Sales.rdl file, as shown in Illustration 7.
Illustration 7: Selecting
the Company Sales.rdl File from among the Sample Set
Click the Open
button on the dialog.
Sales file, along with default title (which we can change), appear in the
respective boxes of the Upload File page, as depicted in Illustration
Illustration 8: The
Company Sales Report - Selected for Upload
NOTE: If you have already uploaded one
or more of the sample reports, you can choose to overwrite report(s) of the
same name that have been uploaded, or simply give the new report(s) new name(s),
or place it / them within a new folder you can create on the fly.
report file uploads. We can see it appear listed on the Folder view, Content
tab, where we saw the new data source appear, as depicted in Illustration
Illustration 9: The
Uploaded Company Sales Report Appears in the Folder View - Content Tab
Repeat steps 1
through 7 above for the following files in the Sample Reports
folder, from which we uploaded Company Sales.rdl:
- Employee Sales Summary.rdl
- Foodmart Sales.rdl
- Product Catalog.rdl
- Product Line Sales.rdl
- Sales Order Detail.rdl
- Territory Sales Drilldown.rdl