Report Server Folder Namespace
The Reporting Services folder namespace is a hierarchy that contains predefined and user-defined folders. The namespace uniquely identifies reports and other items that are stored in a report server. Conceptually, this folder hierarchy is similar to the folder hierarchy in a Windows file system.
In Reporting Services, the folders you work with are virtual folders that are accessed over the Web. Neither the folders nor their contents actually exist in a file system. Instead, they exist in a report server, but they appear as folders and items when you access the report server through a browser or a Web-enabled application. When you select or locate a report, the path of folder names becomes part of the URL for that report.
Predefined folders are reserved by Reporting Services; they cannot be moved, renamed, or deleted. The following table describes predefined folders that anchor the folder hierarchy and provide a framework for several features.
|Home||The root node of the folder hierarchy.|
|My Reports||This folder appears when you enable the My Reports feature. It redirects users to a personal workspace that is mapped to a subfolder of the Users folder.|
|Users||This folder appears when you enable the My Reports feature. It stores reports in a subfolder for each user. Each subfolder name matches the user's name.|
User-defined folders include any folders created by an end user or report administrator with permission to add items to a folder. For more information about creating folders and folder naming conventions, see Creating, Modifying, and Deleting Folders.
Icons and Items in Folders
Folders can contain a variety of items. Each item has a corresponding icon that distinguishes it from other items. For more information, see Icons in Report Manager.