a Clone of the Sales Reason Comparison Report as One of Our Target Reports
mentioned earlier, we will base one of our two target reports upon a prefabricated
sample report, a member of the sample set that can be installed along with Reporting
Services 2005. We will first create a copy of the Sales Reason Comparison OLAP report, and then "prune
it" a bit to meet our immediate needs.
the Reports folder, once again, within in the Solution Explorer.
-> Existing Item ... as we did earlier.
Existing Item AdventureWorks Sample Reports dialog appears.
the actual location
of the sample reports (we provided the default path earlier), if the dialog has
not defaulted thereto
example of the Add Existing Item AdventureWorks Sample Reports dialog,
having been pointed to the sample Reports folder (which contains the Sales
Reason Comparisons report file we seek), appears as partially depicted in Illustration 34.
Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
the Sales Reason Comparisons report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 35.
Performing a Quick Copy of the Sales Reason Comparisons Report
somewhere in the white space inside the Add Existing Item AdventureWorks Sample Reports dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted
in Illustration 36.
Illustration 36: Select
Paste within the New Folder ...
of the Sales Reason Comparisons report appears within the dialog.
the new file.
from the context menu that appears.
following name in place of the highlighted existing name:
RS033_TARGET_Country_Cust Sales Info.rdl
renamed copy of the Sales Reason Comparisons sample report appears as
shown in Illustration 37.
The Clone Report, RS033_LAUNCH_Country_Cust Sales Info.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 AdventureWorks
Sales Info appears
in the Reports folder, within the AdventureWorks Sample Reports project tree in
the Solution Explorer, as depicted in Illustration 38.
Illustration 38: The New
Report Appears in Solution Explorer Report Folder
the new RS033_LAUNCH_Country_Cust
within the Solution Explorer.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 39.
Illustration 39: Opening
the New Report ...
Sales.rdl opens in Layout view, and
appears as depicted in Illustration 40.
Illustration 40: Our
Report Opens in Layout View ...
preview the report, so as to ensure that all is in working order before we
begin our modifications to simplify it for our later use.
Click the Preview
tab to execute the RS033_LAUNCH_Country_Cust
Sales Info report.
begins (the report initially executes with the default parameter setting), and
the report appears, as shown in Illustration 41.
Illustration 41: The
Report Appears with Default Parameter Selection
well simplify the report to better suit it as a basic target report for our
immediate needs. In essence, we will remove all except the primary dataset, as
well as the parameters that currently exist in the report. Moreover, we will
add new parameters via the Filter pane.
Click the Data
tab to access the reports datasets.
dropdown arrow on the right side of the Dataset selector, in the upper
left corner of the Data tab.
Click the ProductList
dataset (the lower of the two) within the selector, as depicted in Illustration
Illustration 42: Selecting
the Unwanted Dataset ...
Click the Delete
Selected Dataset button, as shown in Illustration 43, to eliminate
Illustration 43: Deleting
the Dataset ...
Designer dialog appears, asking for confirmation of our wishes to delete
Click OK to
confirm intentions, and to dismiss the dialog, as depicted in Illustration 44.
Illustration 44: Confirm
Intent to Delete the Dataset
ProductList dataset disappears, as we are returned to the remaining ProductData
In the Filter
pane, click the Dimension box of the sole entry row (currently
containing Product), to select it.
Click the Delete
button, as shown in Illustration 45, to eliminate the Filter
Illustration 45: Deleting
the Filter Pane Entry ...