a Copy of the Sales Reason Comparisons Report
have noted, we will begin with a copy of the Reporting Services 2005
Sales Reason Comparisons report, which we will use for our practice
exercise in meeting the business requirements of the Adventure Works
developers / authors.
the Reports folder underneath the Shared Data Sources folder, in
the Solution Explorer.
--> Existing Item ... from the cascading context menus
that appear, as shown in Illustration 12.
Illustration 12: Adding
the Report to the Project ...
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 shown in Illustration 13.
the Sales Reason Comparisons report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 14.
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 shown in Illustration 15.
Illustration 15: 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:
RS025_Dataset Field in Header.rdl
NOTE: Be sure to include the .rdl extension in the file name.
renamed copy of the Sales Reason Comparisons sample report appears as
depicted in Illustration 16.
The New Report File, RS024_Interactive Sort.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
Field in Header.rdl appears
in the Reports folder, within the AdventureWorks Sample Reports project tree
in the Solution Explorer, as shown in Illustration 17.
Illustration 17: 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 18.
Illustration 18: Select
File --> Save All to Save Our Work So Far ...
have a clone report file within our Reporting Services 2005 Project,
with which we can proceed in the next section to make alterations per the
specification we have received, including the display of a Dataset field
within a Page Header we add to the report.