a Reporting Services Project
begin, we will launch Reporting Services' Report Designer, found in Microsoft
Visual Studio .NET 2003.
and click, the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 shortcut in the Programs
group, as appropriate.
equivalent on my PC appears as depicted in Illustration 16.
Studio .NET 2003 opens
at the Start page.
--> New from the main menu.
from the cascading menu, as shown in Illustration 17.
Project dialog appears. Business Intelligence Projects appears in
the Project Types tree, indicating an installation of Reporting
Click Business Intelligence Projects in the Project Types tree, if necessary.
Project in the Templates list.
following into the Name box, leaving other settings at default:
Navigate to a
location in which to place the Report Project files.
The New Project
dialog appears, with our input, as depicted in Illustration 18.
Illustration 18: The New
Projects Dialog, with Addition
new project appears in the Solution Explorer (upper right corner
of the Visual Studio .NET interface), as we see in Illustration 19.
Illustration 19: The New
Project Appears in the Solution Explorer
created a Report Project, we are ready to proceed with creating
the new report clone.
Adding Multi-Layered Calculations in an OLAP Report
this section, we will copy the existing Foodmart Sales report, and then
open it in Reporting Services' Report Designer, where we will add the
calculations that are the focus of our article.
a Copy of 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 20.
Illustration 20: Adding
the Report to the Project ...
Existing Item - RS018 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 - RS018 dialog, navigate to the location
of the sample reports in your own environment.
of the Add Existing Item - RS018 dialog, having been pointed to the sample
(which contains the Foodmart Sales report we seek), appears as partially shown in Illustration 21.
Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
the Foodmart Sales report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 22.
Performing a Quick Copy of the FoodMart Sales Report
Within the Add Existing Item - RS018
dialog, navigate to
the RS018 folder we created earlier, when we added the new RS018
somewhere in the white space inside the RS018 folder, within the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 23.
Illustration 23: Select
Paste to Complete Copying ...
of the Foodmart Sales report appears 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 24: The New Report File, Multi-Layer_Calculations.rdl
Select the new
file by clicking it, if necessary.
on the dialog box to add the new report to report project RS018.
appears in the
Reports folder, within the RS018 project tree in the Solution Explorer,
as shown in Illustration 25.
Illustration 25: 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.