will perform the upload of the sample Execution Log reports, by taking
the following steps within Report Manager:
File atop the Folder View, Content tab.
File page appears.
Navigate to the location of the sample reports, folder RS014,
which we created and populated in the first part of our practice procedure
RS014 appears in the Choose File dialog, once located, as shown
in Illustration 13.
Click the RS014
folder to open it.
sample report definition files (.rdl's) and other object files
appear. At this point, we will select the Today's Reports report
Click the todays
reports.rdl file, as depicted in Illustration 14.
Selecting the Today's Reports File from among the Sample Set
Click the Open
button on the dialog.
default name in the Name box to the following:
reports.rdl file, along with modified title, appears in the respective
boxes of the Upload File page, as shown in Illustration 15.
The Today's Reports File - Selected for Upload
report file uploads. We can see it appear listed on the Folder view, Content
tab, where we saw the new data source appear earlier.
Repeat steps 1 through 7
above, for each of the following files in the RS014
folder (giving each a logical name within the respective Name box), from
which we uploaded todays reports.rdl:
longest running reports.rdl
we have uploaded the individual reports, we can see them appear listed on the Execution
Log Reports page, Folder View, Content tab, as
depicted in Illustration 16.
The Execution Log Reports Appear in the Folder View - Content Tab
uploaded the seven reports listed above, we can click on each to ascertain that
the report is executing properly. Should any connectivity issues emerge, see Testing the Reports - and
Resolving Data Source Issues in my article Managing
Reporting Services: Data Connections and Uploads, as well as the Books
Online, for guidance.
Open each report, executing it
to overview the data it presents and other features.
now have a working data source, as well as a group of sample reports that not
only provide a "quick start" for the information consumers'
performance and auditing reporting efforts, but which also act as a good set of
reports to follow when constructing new reports along the same lines. We will
create a custom report next, to obtain a little more familiarity with the source
data, as well as with a representative report's layout and other
Close the browser, when
finished exploring the various reports.