Contents Page

Use the Contents page to view items in the current folder or navigate to other folders. This page opens when you select a folder. It is also the home page for Report Manager.

The Contents page shows the items that you have permission to view. Depending on the permissions you have, you may also be able to move, delete, and add items. You must click Details View to access the Delete and Move buttons. If you cannot see any items at all, check with your report server administrator. It may be that you have not been assigned to a role that provides access to report server content or operations. For more information, search for "Tutorial: Setting Permissions in Reporting Services" on MSDN or in SQL Server Books Online.

Note that if you are using SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services, not all features are supported. For more information about feature availability, search for "Features Supported by Reporting Services in SQL Server Express Edition" on MSDN or in SQL Server Books Online.

Folder Navigation

In the Contents page, you see all items that are contained within a given folder. You can browse through the folder hierarchy by clicking folders within folders. As you progress down the folder hierarchy, path information is reflected in a row of links at the top of the page. For example, if you navigate to the Inventory Reports in the My Reports folder, the row of links show the following path: Home > My Reports > Inventory Reports. Clicking on any one of the links takes you back to that folder.

Page Options

New Folder

Click New Folder to open the New Folder page, which is used to create a folder under the current folder.

New Data Source

Click New Data Source to open the New Data Source page, which is used to create a shared data source item.

New Report in Report Builder

Click New Report in Report Builder to open the Report Builder tool, which is used to create ad hoc reports that you save and run on a report server. To use Report Builder, you must have a role assignment that allows you to use it and you must have report models to work with. Product documentation for Report Builder is available after you install the tool. This feature can be removed by report server administrators. If you have sufficient permissions and the Report Builder button is not visible, the feature has been removed.

Folder Settings

Click Folder Settings to open and manage properties of the current folder.

Upload File

Click Upload File to open the Upload File page, which is used to copy a file from the file system to a report server. You can upload files to add reports and resources (such as charts, documents, or any other collateral content that you want to keep with a report). Uploaded files are stored in and managed from a report server database. To upload a report, select a file that has an .rdl extension.

Details View

Click Details View to display additional informational information about items. In details view, you can use Delete and Move buttons to remove and relocate items in the folder. Hover over an item and click the drop-down arrow to open the drop-down menu from which you can access and configure properties of the selected item.

List View

Click to display the Contents page without details as in Details View. List View is the default view when you open a folder or access the Report Manager Home page. Hover over an item and click the drop-down arrow to open the drop-down menu from which you can access and configure properties of the selected item.

Delete

Click Delete to remove a folder or other item. Before clicking Delete, select the check box next to each item that you want to delete.

Move

Click Move to relocate an item within the folder hierarchy. Before clicking Move, select the check box next to each item that you want to move. Clicking this button opens the Move Items page, on which you can browse through folders to select a new location.

See Also

Move Items Page

New Folder Page

Upload File Page

Report Manager Help

Installing and Using SQL Server Books Online

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