a Copy the FoodMart Sales Report
have noted, we will be working with a copy of the FoodMart Sales report,
to keep the original sample intact for easy access and use at another time.
the Reports folder underneath the newly created shared data source, in
the Solution Explorer.
--> Add Existing Item from the cascading context menus
that appear, as depicted in Illustration 10.
Illustration 10: Adding
the Report to the Project ...
Existing Item - RS012 dialog appears.
When we installed
Reporting Services, the default installation point for the sample report files
was the Samples folder within the Reporting Services program
folder. A common example of this default path is as follows:
C:\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Reporting Services\Samples\Reports
Using the Add Existing Item - RS012 dialog, navigate to the location
of the sample reports in your own environment.
example of the Add Existing Item - RS012 dialog, having been pointed to
the Samples folder
(which contains the FoodMart Sales report we seek), appears as shown in Illustration 11.
Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
the FoodMart Sales report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 12.
Performing a Quick Copy of the FoodMart Sales Report
somewhere in the white space to the right of the report files within the
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 13.
Illustration 13: Select
Paste to Complete Copying ...
of the FoodMart Sales report appears, with "Copy of" appended
at the front of the name of the file, within the dialog.
the new file.
from the context menu that appears.
following name in place of the highlighted existing name:
NOTE: Be sure to include the .rdl extension in the file name.
copy of the FoodMart Sales sample report appears as depicted in
Illustration 14: The New Report, AdHocCondFormat_Foodmart
Select the new
file by clicking it, if necessary.
on the dialog box to add the new report to report project RS012.
in the Reports folder, within the RS012 project tree in the Solution
Explorer, as shown in Illustration 15.
Illustration 15: The New Report Appears
in Solution Explorer - Report Folder
created a copy of the functional report, we are now ready to make the
enhancements requested by the FoodMart information consumers.