MSSQL Server Reporting Services: Managing Reporting Services: Data Connections and Uploads - Page 4

April 29, 2004

Uploading the Reports

We will perform the upload of the sample reports set that accompanies Reporting Services to gain hands-on practice with the process, as well as to provide reports upon which to base other managing activities in this and prospective articles.

1.  Click Upload File atop the Folder View, Content tab.

The Upload File page appears.

2.  Click Browse.

Navigate to the location of the sample reports (again, the Samples folder is installed within the Reporting Services program folder by default. A common example of this default path appeared in the "Accessing the Sample Reports" section above.)

The Samples folder appears in the Choose File dialog, once located, as depicted in Illustration 6.

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Illustration 6: The Samples Folder Appears in the Choose File Dialog

3.  Click the Samples folder to open it.

4.  Click the Reports folder that appears, to open it.

The sample report definition files (.rdl's) and other object files appear. At this point, we will select the Company Sales report definition files.

5.  Click the Company Sales.rdl file, as shown in Illustration 7.

Illustration 7: Selecting the Company Sales.rdl File from among the Sample Set

6.  Click the Open button on the dialog.

The Company Sales file, along with default title (which we can change), appear in the respective boxes of the Upload File page, as depicted in Illustration 8.

Illustration 8: The Company Sales Report - Selected for Upload

NOTE: If you have already uploaded one or more of the sample reports, you can choose to overwrite report(s) of the same name that have been uploaded, or simply give the new report(s) new name(s), or place it / them within a new folder you can create on the fly.

7.  Click OK.

The report file uploads. We can see it appear listed on the Folder view, Content tab, where we saw the new data source appear, as depicted in Illustration 9.

Illustration 9: The Uploaded Company Sales Report Appears in the Folder View - Content Tab

8.  Repeat steps 1 through 7 above for the following files in the Sample Reports folder, from which we uploaded Company Sales.rdl:

  • Employee Sales Summary.rdl
  • Foodmart Sales.rdl
  • Product Catalog.rdl
  • Product Line Sales.rdl
  • Sales Order Detail.rdl
  • Territory Sales Drilldown.rdl