a Copy of the Foodmart Sales Report
have noted, we will begin with a copy of the Reporting Services 2000
Foodmart Sales report, which we will upgrade to Reporting Services
2005 for purposes of our practice exercise.
the Reports folder underneath the Shared Data Sources folder, in
the Solution Explorer.
--> Existing Item ... from the cascading context menus
that appear, as depicted in Illustration 5.
Existing Item RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM dialog appears.
When we installed Reporting
Services 2000, 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\
Using the Add Existing Item - RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM dialog, navigate to the location
of the sample reports in your own environment.
example of the Add Existing Item - RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM dialog, having been pointed to
the sample Reports folder (which contains the Foodmart Sales report we seek), appears as partially shown in Illustration 6.
the Foodmart Sales report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 7.
Performing a Quick Copy of the FoodMart Sales Report
Within the Add Existing Item - RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM dialog, navigate to the RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM
folder we created earlier, when we added the new RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM
somewhere in the white space inside the RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM folder,
within the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 8.
Illustration 8: 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 9: The New
Report File, RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM.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 RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM.
appears in the
Reports folder, within the RS022_MULTI_VAL_PARAM project tree in the Solution
Explorer, as shown in Illustration 10.
Illustration 10: 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 11.
Illustration 11: Select
File --> Save All to Save Our Work So Far ...
have a Reporting Services 2000 report file within our Reporting
Services 2005 Project. Our next steps will upgrade the report, allowing us
to leverage the new features available within Reporting Services 2005.