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 7.
7: Adding the Report to the Project ...
Existing Item RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH 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 - RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH dialog, navigate to the location
of the sample reports in your own environment.
example of the Add Existing Item - RS022_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 8.
8: Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
the Foodmart Sales report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 9.
Performing a Quick Copy of the FoodMart Sales Report
Within the Add Existing Item - RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH dialog, navigate to the RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH
folder we created earlier, when we added the new RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH
somewhere in the white space inside the RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH folder,
within the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 10.
Illustration 10: 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
11: The New Report File, RS022_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 RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH.
appears in the
Reports folder, within the RS022_MDX_DRILLTHROUGH project tree in the Solution
Explorer, as shown in Illustration 12.
12: 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 13.
13: 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 Sales sample cube, which we will
then target with an MDX query in our practice exercise.