the Report to be Subscribed, and Store Credentials
the Reporting Services program group that installs within a
typical setup. The equivalent on my PC appears as shown in Illustration 25.
Manager (circled in Illustration 25 above), to initialize the
NOTE: If Report Manager does not
appear as a menu item in the manner shown, whether because you declined setup
of the program group, a disablement of the feature, or other, unknown reason,
simply get there by typing the appropriate URL into the address bar of your web
browser. The default URL is as follows:
As an example, my <webservername> would be MOTHER1,
the name of my server, and would appear, in this approach, in my browser address
line as depicted in Illustration 26.
Alternative Access to Report Manager ...
arrive at the Report Manager, Home page, Content tab (Folder
view), as shown in Illustration 27.
Report Manager, Home Page, Content Tab (Folder View)
sample reports we have published appear above as we left them in Managing
Reporting Services: Data Connections and Uploads. Minor changes in the reports
since then will not affect this lesson - we will be working with FoodMart
Sales in our practice example throughout the lesson. (If you are just
joining us with this lesson, simply refer to the upload process in the article,
which we have cited.)
Click the link
for the FoodMart
Sales report, as shown in Illustration 28.
Accessing the FoodMart Sales Report (Partial Home Page, Content Tab View)
Select a value
for the parameter in the ProductFamily selector box (atop the view), if
Report, as required.
report executes, as we have discussed earlier, either when we click the link in
Report Manager's Folder view, or upon clicking the View Report
button, and we again see the Report is being generated message. The
report then appears, with the parameter selector dropdown list, set at default,
appearing atop the report.
NOTE: If a default had appeared in the
ProductFamily selector (this is how the sample FoodMart Sales report is configured upon installation)
upon entering the report, the report would have executed automatically. Note
that, as we proceed through the steps that follow, some of the settings we
prescribe may have been left in place (by those readers, at least, who
completed the steps of our last article). We repeat the relevant steps here,
so as to keep within our "standalone" objective for the articles of
store credentials at this stage, to allow the report to access data without
interruption when it is executed by the Data-Driven Subscription
Click the Properties
tab at the top of the report page, as shown in Illustration 29.
Illustration 29: Properties
Tab for the FoodMart Sales Report (Partial View)
Click the Data
Sources link in the left margin of the page, shown in Illustration 30.
Illustration 30: Click
the Data Sources Link on the Properties Page (Partial View of Page)
arrive at the Data Sources page.
radio button labeled A custom data source.
DB in the Connection Type selector.
following (either type or cut and paste) in the Connection String box
(if it is not there from a previous lesson):
Provider=MSOLAP.2;Client Cache Size=25;Data Source=localhost;
Initial Catalog=FoodMart 2000;Auto Synch Period=10000
NOTE: Make any modifications to the string to customize it to
your own data source. The above reflects my settings, which access a source on
my local PC.
Using, select the Credentials stored securely in the report server
appropriate User name and Password in the respective boxes.
Ensure, if appropriate
to your environment, that the Use as Windows credentials checkbox is checked.
Sources page appears similar to that shown in Illustration 31, with
Illustration 31: The
Completed Data Sources Page (Compact View)
Click the Apply
button at the bottom of the page to accept and save changes.
Click the View
tab, to return to the Report view.
select a ProductType once again in the parameter selector, and
click View Report, to run the report again.
execution of the report verifies that the credentials we have supplied are
adequate to support the report's operation. This finalizes our general preparation for the steps
to create the Data-Driven Subscription. We will proceed to establish the
subscription itself in the next section.