project file opens. Let's make a quick clone of the report file we want to
modify, so as to keep the other samples intact for now. (I like to keep a "pristine
set" around for just such situations as this).
In the Solution
Explorer, right-click the Reports folder.
--> Add Existing Item from the cascading menus, as
depicted in Illustration 20.
Existing Items dialog appears.
the RS014 folder.
the todays reports.rdl file, within the RS014 folder.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 21.
Illustration 21: Copy
the File in the Add Existing Item Dialog (Partial View) ...
the white space to the right of the files in the same dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 22.
Illustration 22: Select
Paste to Place the Report File Copy ...
titled Copy of todays reports.rdl appears in the folder.
the Copy of todays reports.rdl file.
Select Rename from the context menu that appears, as
shown in Illustration 23.
Illustration 23: Select
Rename from the Context Menu ...
following into the write-enabled file title:
the title to accept the modification / close the Edit capability.
renamed report file clone, Custom_Todays_Reports.rdl, appears in the Add Existing Item Dialog,
as depicted in Illustration
Illustration 24: The
Report Clone Appears (Circled) in the Dialog
Double-click Custom_Todays_Reports.rdl to select and add it to the
The report file appears
in the Solution Explorer, as shown in Illustration 25.
Illustration 25: The
Report Clone Appears (Circled) in the Solution Explorer
Double-click Custom_Todays_Reports.rdl in the Solution Explorer to
open it in Layout view.
The report file opens,
and appears on the Layout tab, as depicted in Illustration 26.
Illustration 26: The
Report File Opens in Layout View