Lesson 5: Publish the Report Definition to the Report Server


Applies To: SQL Server 2016

The last step for updating the report definition is to publish it back to the report server.

To publish the report to the report catalog

  1. Replace the code for the PublishReportDefinition() method in your Program.cs file (Module1.vb for Visual Basic) with the following code:

    private void PublishReportDefinition()
        System.Console.WriteLine("Publishing Report Definition");
        string reportPath =
            "/AdventureWorks 2012 Sample Reports/Company Sales 2012";
        XmlSerializer serializer =
            new XmlSerializer(typeof(Report));
        using (MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream())
            // Serialize the report into the MemoryStream
            serializer.Serialize(stream, _report);
            stream.Position = 0;
            byte[] bytes = stream.ToArray();
            // Update the report on the report server
            Warning[] warnings = 
                _reportService.SetItemDefinition(reportPath, bytes, null);

In the next lesson, you will compile and run the SampleRDLSchema application. See Lesson 6: Run the RDL Schema Application (VB - C#).

Updating Reports Using Classes Generated from the RDL Schema (SSRS Tutorial)
Report Definition Language (SSRS)