a Copy of the Sales Reason Comparisons Report
have noted, we will begin with a copy of the Reporting Services 2005
Sales Reason Comparisons OLAP 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 11.
Illustration 11: 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 12.
Navigating to the Sample Reports Folder ...
the Sales Reason Comparisons report inside the dialog.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 13.
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 14.
Illustration 14: 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:
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 15.
The New Report File, RS030_Linked Report.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
in the Reports folder, within the AdventureWorks Sample Reports project tree
in the Solution Explorer, as shown in Illustration 16.
Illustration 16: The New
Report Appears in Solution Explorer Report Folder
new RS030_Linked Report report within the Solution Explorer.
from the context menu that appears, as depicted in Illustration 17.
Illustration 17: Opening
the New Report ...
in Layout view, and appears as shown in Illustration 18.
Illustration 18: Our
Report Opens in Layout View ...
preview the report, so as to get a feel for its general operation prior to
performing our enhancements.
Click the Preview
tab to execute RS030_Linked Report.rdl.
begins (the report initially executes with the default parameter setting).
report executes, and appears as depicted in Illustration 19.
Illustration 19: The
Report Appears with Default Parameter Selection
We now have
a basic OLAP report file within our Reporting Services 2005 Project. We
need to make an alteration to the report, the addition of a report parameter
for Sales Territory Group, so as to afford ourselves the ability to
customize the Linked Reports within Report Manager in a way that
allows each Sales Territory Group's member consumers to see only the
data relating to their own Sales Territory Group. We will accomplish
this modification within the next section.