Contents Page (Report Manager)

Use the Contents page to view the contents of the current folder, select items to view, 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 Show Details 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 the report server requires additional role assignments that provide access to users. For more information, see step 7, "Use Report Manager to enable features and server access," on the Server Deployment Checklist.

If you are using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, not all features are supported. For more information about feature availability, see Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services.

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.

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.

Show Details

Click Show Details 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.

Click the property icon to access the tabbed pages that allow you to secure an item, set properties, or work with report history and subscriptions of a specific report. To view a list of icons commonly used in Report Manager, see Icons in Report Manager.


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.


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.

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