Create a New Chart Report
this section, we will launch Reporting Services' Report Designer, and then
create a new report with a dataset. Next, we will place the chart item
on the report. Finally, we will populate the report item.
a Blank Report
begin by creating a blank report.
Right-click the Reports
folder in Solutions Explorer.
Select Add from the
context menu that appears.
Click Add New Item from
the cascading menu, as shown in Illustration 5.
Click Report in the Add
New Item dialog.
Type the following into the Name
box, replacing the default of Report1.rdl (or similar).
The Add New Item dialog appears, as shown in Illustration
The Add New Item Dialog Initial View
Click the Open button at
the bottom of the Add New Item dialog.
The design environment
opens. We see the Data, Layout and Preview tabs appear in
the Report Designer (I have docked many of my toolbars in places I find
convenient, and so your environment may differ somewhat). The report has
opened in Data View, as shown in Illustration 7.
7: The Design Environment - Data View Tab (Compacted)