Return to the Reporting Services Project
To begin, we will open
the Reporting Services project, from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
2003, that we created in our last session.
Navigate to the Microsoft
Visual Studio .NET 2003 shortcut in the Programs group, as
The equivalent on my PC
appears as shown in Illustration 1.
The development environment opens at the Start page.
--> Open from the main menu.
from the cascading menu, as depicted in Illustration 2.
Selecting Our Project
Project dialog appears.
5. Navigate to a location where we
placed RS018.rptproj in our last article, as shown in Illustration 3.
Illustration 3: The Open
Projects Dialog, with Targeted Project in Sight ...
within the dialog, to select it.
RS018.rptproj opens in the development environment,
defaulting to the Layout view of the only report, Multi-Layer_Calculations.rdl,
which we created in our previous lesson.
Close the Multi-Layer_Calculations
report, if it is open.
We will create a copy of this report, which will allow us to
leverage the existing dataset, and to save preparation time. Making a
copy for our practice session will also allow us to keep our original sample
intact for other prospective uses.
Copy the Previous Report to Provide a Practice Platform
this section, we will copy the existing RS018 report, and then open it in the Report Designer, where
we will add the pie chart data region. Having the chart
side-by-side with the matrix region will also provide us a quick means
of verifying the accuracy of our results.
the Reports folder within the Solution Explorer.
--> Add Existing Item from the cascading context menus
that appear, as shown in Illustration 4.
Illustration 4: Adding
the Report to the Project ...
Existing Item - RS018 dialog appears.
Navigate to the location of the Multi-Layer_Calculations.rdl
report that we created in our last article.
Right-click Multi-Layer_Calculations.rdl inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 5.
Illustration 5: Copying
the Multi_Layer_Calculations.rdl File...
6. Right-click somewhere in the white
space inside the RS018 folder, within the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 6.
Illustration 6: Select
Paste to Complete Copying ...
of the Multi-Layer_Calculations
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.
renamed copy of the Multi-Layer_Calculations report appears just below it, as depicted in
The New Report File, PercTotalPie.rdl
Select the new
file by clicking it, if necessary.
on the dialog box to add the new report to report project RS018.
PercTotalPie.rdl appears in the Reports folder,
within the RS018
project tree in the Solution Explorer, as shown in Illustration 8.
Illustration 8: The New Report Appears
in Solution Explorer - Report Folder
created a copy of the functional report, we are now ready to work with the pie
chart in meeting the expressed requirements of the information consumers.