Create 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 Shared Data Sources folder, in
the Solution Explorer.
--> Add Existing Item from the cascading context menus
that appear, as depicted in Illustration 6.
Existing Item - RS020 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 - RS020 dialog, navigate to the location
of the sample reports in your own environment.
An example of the Add
Existing Item - RS020 dialog, having been pointed to the sample Reports
folder (which contains the Foodmart
Sales report we seek), appears as
partially shown in Illustration 7.
7: Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
Right-click the Foodmart
Sales report inside the dialog.
Select Copy from the
context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 8.
8: Performing a Quick Copy of the FoodMart Sales Report
Within the Add Existing Item - RS020 dialog, navigate to the RS020 folder we created
earlier, when we added the new RS020 project.
Right-click somewhere in the
white space inside the RS020 folder, within the dialog.
Select Paste from the context
menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 9.
Illustration 9: Select
Paste within the New Folder ...
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.
renamed copy of the Foodmart Sales sample report appears as depicted in
Illustration 10: The New Report File, SWITCH_CondFormat.rdl
white space to the right of the file name, to accept the new name we have
new file by clicking it.
on the dialog box to add the new report to report project RS020.
appears in the
Reports folder, within the RS020 project tree in the Solution Explorer,
as shown in Illustration 11.
Illustration 11: The New Report Appears
in Solution Explorer Report Folder