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.
The Add Existing Item - MDX_DRILLTHROUGH dialog
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 - MDX_DRILLTHROUGH dialog, navigate to the location
of the sample reports in your own environment.
example of the Add Existing Item - MDX_DRILLTHROUGH dialog, having been pointed to the sample Reports
folder (which contains
the Foodmart Sales report we seek), appears as partially shown in Illustration 7.
Illustration 7: Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
the Foodmart Sales report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 8.
Illustration 8: Performing a Quick Copy of the FoodMart
Within the Add Existing Item - MDX_DRILLTHROUGH dialog, navigate to the MDX_DRILLTHROUGH
folder we created earlier, when we added the new MDX_DRILLTHROUGH
somewhere in the white space inside the MDX_DRILLTHROUGH folder, within
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
The New Report File, MDX_DRILLTHROUGH.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 MDX_DRILLTHROUGH.
appears in the
Reports folder, within the MDX_DRILLTHROUGH project tree in the Solution
Explorer, as shown in Illustration 11.
Illustration 11: The New Report Appears
in Solution Explorer - Report Folder
From the main
menu in the design environment, select File ---> Save All, as
depicted in Illustration 12.
Illustration 12: Select File --> Save All to Save
Our Work So Far ...
the Report Designer open, we will now briefly visit Analysis Services
to enable drillthrough for the Warehouse sample cube, which we
will then target with MDX queries in our practice exercise.