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CreateReport Method

SQL Server 2000

ReportingService.CreateReport Method

Adds a new report to the report server database.

Public Function CreateReport( _
   ByVal Report As String, _
   ByVal Parent As String, _
   ByVal Overwrite As Boolean, _
   ByVal Definition() As Byte, _
   ByVal Properties() As [Namespace].Property _
) As [Namespace].Warning()
   Member of [Namespace].ReportingService

public [Namespace].Warning[] CreateReport(
   string Report,
   string Parent,
   bool Overwrite,
   Byte[] Definition,
   [Namespace].Property[] Properties
   Member of [Namespace].ReportingService
The name of the new report.
The full path name of the parent folder to which to add the report.
A Boolean expression that indicates whether an existing report with the same name in the location specified should be overwritten.
The report definition to publish to the report server.
An array of Property[] objects that contains the property names and values to set for the report.
Return Value

An array of Warning[] objects that describes any warnings that occurred when the report definition was validated.


Operation Description
Create Report Required for creating a report within the specified parent folder.


If errors occur, the report is not created.

Adding a report to the report server database modifies the ModifiedBy and ModifiedDate properties of the parent folder.

Security Note  This method may pass sensitive data, including user credentials, over a network. When possible, use SSL encryption when making Web service calls with this method. Depending on the SecureConnectionLevel setting for the report server, you may be required to use SSL when invoking this method. You can use the ListSecureMethods method to retrieve a list of methods that currently require a secure connection. For more information about the SecureConnectionLevel setting, see Using Secure Web Service Methods.


To compile this code example, you must reference the Reporting Services WSDL and import certain namespaces. For more information, see Compiling and Running Code Examples. The following code example publishes a report in the form of a Report Definition Language (RDL) file to a report server database:

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim rs As New ReportingService()
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials
      Dim definition As [Byte]() = Nothing
      Dim warnings As Warning() = Nothing
      Dim name As String = "MyReport"
         Dim stream As FileStream = File.OpenRead("MyReport.rdl")
         definition = New [Byte](stream.Length) {}
         stream.Read(definition, 0, CInt(stream.Length))
      Catch e As IOException
      End Try
         warnings = rs.CreateReport(name, "/Samples", False, definition, Nothing)
         If Not (warnings Is Nothing) Then
            Dim warning As Warning
            For Each warning In  warnings
            Next warning
            Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} created successfully with no warnings", name)
         End If
      Catch e As SoapException
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Sample

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;

class Sample
   public static void Main()
      ReportingService rs = new ReportingService();
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

      Byte[] definition = null;
      Warning[] warnings = null;
      string name = "MyReport";

         FileStream stream = File.OpenRead("MyReport.rdl");
         definition = new Byte[stream.Length];
         stream.Read(definition, 0, (int) stream.Length);

      catch(IOException e)

         warnings = rs.CreateReport(name, "/Samples", false, definition, null);

         if (warnings != null)
            foreach (Warning warning in warnings)

            Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} created successfully with no warnings", name);

      catch (SoapException e)

See Also

ReportingService Class

Reporting Services Web Service Library

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