ReportingService2010.CreateLinkedItem Method

Adds a new linked item to the report server database.

Namespace:  ReportService2010
Assembly:  ReportService2010 (in ReportService2010.dll)


<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace := "",  _
    ResponseNamespace := "",  _
    Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("TrustedUserHeaderValue")> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
Public Sub CreateLinkedItem ( _
    ItemPath As String, _
    Parent As String, _
    Link As String, _
    Properties As Property() _
Dim instance As ReportingService2010
Dim ItemPath As String
Dim Parent As String
Dim Link As String
Dim Properties As Property()

instance.CreateLinkedItem(ItemPath, Parent, _
    Link, Properties)
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
public void CreateLinkedItem(
    string ItemPath,
    string Parent,
    string Link,
    Property[] Properties
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute(L"", RequestNamespace = L"", 
    ResponseNamespace = L"", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse::Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle::Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute(L"ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection::Out)]
void CreateLinkedItem(
    String^ ItemPath, 
    String^ Parent, 
    String^ Link, 
    array<Property^>^ Properties
[<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)>]
[<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)>]
member CreateLinkedItem : 
        ItemPath:string * 
        Parent:string * 
        Link:string * 
        Properties:Property[] -> unit 
public function CreateLinkedItem(
    ItemPath : String, 
    Parent : String, 
    Link : String, 
    Properties : Property[]


  • ItemPath
    Type: System.String
    The file name of the new linked item including the file name.
  • Parent
    Type: System.String
    The fully qualified URL of the parent folder to which to add the new item.
  • Link
    Type: System.String
    The fully qualified URL of the item that will be used for the item definition.


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.


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)