CreateFolder Method
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CreateFolder Method

SQL Server 2000

ReportingService.CreateFolder Method

Adds a folder to the report server database.

Public Sub CreateFolder( _
   ByVal Folder As String, _
   ByVal Parent As String, _
   ByVal Properties() As [Namespace].Property _
   Member of [Namespace].ReportingService

public void CreateFolder(
   string Folder,
   string Parent,
   [Namespace].Property[] Properties
   Member of [Namespace].ReportingService
The name of the new folder.
The full path name of the parent folder to which to add the new folder.
An array of Property[] objects that defines the property names and values to set for the folder.

Operation Description
Create Folder Required for creating a subfolder within a folder.


The length of the full path name for the new folder cannot exceed 260 characters; otherwise, a SOAP exception is thrown with the error code rsItemLengthExceeded.

Folder names cannot be null, consist of empty strings, or contain the following reserved characters:
: ? ; @ & = + $ , \ * > < | . "
You can use the forward slash character (/) to separate items in the full path name of the folder, but you cannot use it at the end of the folder name.

If My Reports is enabled, a SOAP exception is thrown with the error code rsItemAlreadyExists if you attempt to create a folder named "My Reports" in the root folder of the report server database.

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


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 uses the CreateFolder method to create a folder in the report server database:

Imports System
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim rs As New ReportingService()
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials
      ' Create a custom property for the folder.
      Dim newProp As New [Property]()
      newProp.Name = "Department"
      newProp.Value = "Finance"
      Dim props(0) As [Property]
      props(0) = newProp
      Dim folderName As String = "Budget"
         rs.CreateFolder(folderName, "/", props)
         Console.WriteLine("Folder created: {0}", folderName)
      Catch e As SoapException
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

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

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

      // Create a custom property for the folder.
      Property newProp = new Property();
      newProp.Name = "Department";
      newProp.Value = "Finance";
      Property[] props = new Property[1];
      props[0] = newProp;

      string folderName = "Budget";

         rs.CreateFolder(folderName, "/", props);
         Console.WriteLine("Folder created: {0}", folderName);

      catch(SoapException e)
See Also

ReportingService Class

Reporting Services Web Service Library

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