ReportingService2005.GetReportDefinition Method

Retrieves the report definition for a report.

Namespace: Microsoft.WSSUX.ReportingServicesWebService.RSManagementService2005
Assembly: ReportService2005 (in reportingservice2005.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices/GetReportDefinition", RequestNamespace:="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", ResponseNamespace:="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", Use:=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle:=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction:=SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
Public Function GetReportDefinition ( _
    Report As String _
) As Byte()
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices/GetReportDefinition", RequestNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", ResponseNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", Use=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)] 
[SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction=SoapHeaderDirection.Out)] 
public byte[] GetReportDefinition (
    string Report
)
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute(L"http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices/GetReportDefinition", RequestNamespace=L"http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", ResponseNamespace=L"http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", Use=SoapBindingUse::Literal, ParameterStyle=SoapParameterStyle::Wrapped)] 
[SoapHeaderAttribute(L"ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction=SoapHeaderDirection::Out)] 
public:
array<unsigned char>^ GetReportDefinition (
    String^ Report
)
/** @attribute SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices/GetReportDefinition", RequestNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", ResponseNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", Use=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped) */ 
/** @attribute SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction=SoapHeaderDirection.Out) */ 
public byte[] GetReportDefinition (
    String Report
)
SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices/GetReportDefinition", RequestNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", ResponseNamespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/06/30/reporting/reportingservices", Use=SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle=SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped) 
SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction=SoapHeaderDirection.Out) 
public function GetReportDefinition (
    Report : String
) : byte[]

Parameters

  • Report
    The full path name of the report.

Return Value

The report definition as a Base 64-encoded byte array. For more information about this data type, see "Byte Structure" in the Microsoft .NET Framework documentation.

Example

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 GetReportDefinition method to retrieve the definition of a report and store it as an XML document in the local file system:

Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim rs As New ReportingService2005
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

      Dim reportName As String = "/SampleReports/Company Sales"
      Dim reportDefinition As Byte() = Nothing
      Dim doc As New System.Xml.XmlDocument

      Try
         reportDefinition = rs.GetReportDefinition(reportName)
         Dim stream As New MemoryStream(reportDefinition)

         doc.Load(stream)
         doc.Save("C:\Company Sales.rdl")

      Catch e As SoapException
         Console.WriteLine(e.Detail.InnerXml.ToString())

      Catch e As IOException
         Console.WriteLine(e.Message)
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;

class Sample
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      ReportingService2005 rs = new ReportingService2005();
      rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;

      string reportName = "/SampleReports/Company Sales";
      byte[] reportDefinition = null;
      System.Xml.XmlDocument doc = new System.Xml.XmlDocument();

      try
      {
         reportDefinition = rs.GetReportDefinition(reportName);
         MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(reportDefinition);

         doc.Load(stream);
         doc.Save(@"C:\Company Sales.rdl");
      }

      catch (SoapException e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine(e.Detail.InnerXml.ToString()); 
      }

      catch (IOException e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
      }
   }
}

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Platforms

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

See Also

Reference

ReportingService2005 Class
ReportingService2005 Members
Microsoft.WSSUX.ReportingServicesWebService.RSManagementService2005 Namespace