Create a Clone
Report and Data Source for the Practice Exercise
Let's first copy an
existing report to provide a disposable work environment, for part of our practice
session. When we installed Reporting Services, the sample report files were
copied to the PC, with the default installation point being the Samples
folder within the Reporting Services program folder. A common example of this
default path is as follows:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
1. Enter the
folder that contains the sample reports.
Click the AdventureWorks.rds
data source file to select it.
Hold the CTRL
key while clicking the Product
Line Sales.rdl file.
intent here is to select both files simultaneously.
with the two files selected.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 1.
Illustration 1: Select
Copy from the Context Menu
Navigate to a
convenient location to place the copy.
within the folder chosen.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 2.
Illustration 2: Select
Paste from the Context Menu
The Product Line Sales.rdl and the AdventureWorks.rds files appear in the new location.
Right-click Product Line Sales.rdl in the new location.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 3.
Illustration 3: Select
Rename from the Context Menu
file as follows:
have a disposable report that we can use in Report Designer without fear
of damaging a potentially useful sample, as well as a report data source. Next,
we will create a project in Visual Studio, from which to work, and then return
to the report as a step in our practice session with the Report Execution