ReportingService2010.CreateLinkedItem(String, String, String, Property[]) ReportingService2010.CreateLinkedItem(String, String, String, Property[]) ReportingService2010.CreateLinkedItem(String, String, String, Property[]) Method


Adds a new linked item to the report server database.

 void CreateLinkedItem(System::String ^ ItemPath, System::String ^ Parent, System::String ^ Link, cli::array <ReportService2010::Property ^> ^ Properties);
[System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapDocumentMethod("", ParameterStyle=System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped, RequestNamespace="", ResponseNamespace="", Use=System.Web.Services.Description.SoapBindingUse.Literal)]
[System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHeader("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction=System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
public void CreateLinkedItem (string ItemPath, string Parent, string Link, ReportService2010.Property[] Properties);
Public Sub CreateLinkedItem (ItemPath As String, Parent As String, Link As String, Properties As Property())
String String String

The file name of the new linked item including the file name.

String String String

The fully qualified URL of the parent folder to which to add the new item.

String String String

The fully qualified URL of the item that will be used for the item definition.


An array of Property objects that defines the property names and values to set for the linked item.


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 creates a linked report:

Imports System  
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols  

Class Sample  
   Public Shared Sub Main()  
      Dim rs As New ReportingService2010()  
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials  

      Dim prop As New [Property]()  
      prop.Name = "Description"  
      prop.Value = "A new linked report"  
      Dim props(0) As [Property]  
      props(0) = prop  

         rs.CreateLinkedItem("Employee Sales Report2", "/SampleReports", "/SampleReports/Employee Sales Summary", props)  

      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()  
      ReportingService2010 rs = new ReportingService2010();  
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;  

      Property prop = new Property();  
      prop.Name = "Description";  
      prop.Value = "A new linked report";  
      Property[] props = new Property[1];  
      props[0] = prop;  

         rs.CreateLinkedItem("Employee Sales Report2", "/SampleReports",  
            "/SampleReports/Employee Sales Summary", props);  

      catch (SoapException e)  


The table below shows header and permissions information on this operation.

SOAP Header Usage (In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue
Native Mode Required Permissions CreateReport on Parent AND ReadProperties on ItemPath
SharePoint Mode Required Permissions Not supported

The length of the Parent and Link parameters cannot exceed 260 characters; otherwise, a SOAP exception is thrown with the error code rsItemLengthExceeded.

The Parent and Link parameters cannot be null or empty 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

A linked item has the same properties as a standard catalog item, but it does not contain its own item definition. A linked item cannot reference another linked item.

The creator of a linked item must have permission to read the definition of the item that the linked item references; however, this level of permission is not required to run a linked item.

Using the CreateLinkedItem method changes the ModifiedBy and ModifiedDate properties of the parent folder.

Applies to