ReportingService2010.CreateCatalogItem Method

Adds a new item to a report server database or SharePoint library. This method applies to the Report, Model, Dataset, Component, Resource, and DataSource item types.

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


<SoapHeaderAttribute("TrustedUserHeaderValue")> _
<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace := "",  _
    ResponseNamespace := "",  _
    Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
Public Function CreateCatalogItem ( _
    ItemType As String, _
    Name As String, _
    Parent As String, _
    Overwrite As Boolean, _
    Definition As Byte(), _
    Properties As Property(), _
    <OutAttribute> ByRef Warnings As Warning() _
) As CatalogItem
Dim instance As ReportingService2010
Dim ItemType As String
Dim Name As String
Dim Parent As String
Dim Overwrite As Boolean
Dim Definition As Byte()
Dim Properties As Property()
Dim Warnings As Warning()
Dim returnValue As CatalogItem

returnValue = instance.CreateCatalogItem(ItemType, _
    Name, Parent, Overwrite, Definition, _
    Properties, Warnings)
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)]
public CatalogItem CreateCatalogItem(
    string ItemType,
    string Name,
    string Parent,
    bool Overwrite,
    byte[] Definition,
    Property[] Properties,
    out Warning[] Warnings
[SoapDocumentMethodAttribute(L"", RequestNamespace = L"", 
    ResponseNamespace = L"", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse::Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle::Wrapped)]
[SoapHeaderAttribute(L"ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection::Out)]
CatalogItem^ CreateCatalogItem(
    String^ ItemType, 
    String^ Name, 
    String^ Parent, 
    bool Overwrite, 
    array<unsigned char>^ Definition, 
    array<Property^>^ Properties, 
    [OutAttribute] array<Warning^>^% Warnings
[<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("", RequestNamespace = "", 
    ResponseNamespace = "", 
    Use = SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle = SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)>]
[<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction = SoapHeaderDirection.Out)>]
member CreateCatalogItem : 
        ItemType:string * 
        Name:string * 
        Parent:string * 
        Overwrite:bool * 
        Definition:byte[] * 
        Properties:Property[] * 
        Warnings:Warning[] byref -> CatalogItem 
public function CreateCatalogItem(
    ItemType : String, 
    Name : String, 
    Parent : String, 
    Overwrite : boolean, 
    Definition : byte[], 
    Properties : Property[], 
    Warnings : Warning[]
) : CatalogItem


  • Name
    Type: System.String
    The name of the new item, including the file extension in SharePoint mode.
  • Parent
    Type: System.String
    The fully qualified URL for the parent folder that will contain the item.
  • Overwrite
    Type: System.Boolean
    A Boolean expression that indicates whether an existing item that has the same name in the location specified should be overwritten.
  • Definition
    Type: array<System.Byte[]
    The .rdl report definition, report model definition, or resource content to publish to the report server.

Return Value

Type: ReportService2010.CatalogItem
A CatalogItem object for the newly created item.


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

SOAP Header Usage

(In) TrustedUserHeaderValue

(Out) ServerInfoHeaderValue

Native Mode Required Permissions

Depends on the item type:

SharePoint Mode Required Permissions

Depends on the item type:

  • Report

    Creating a new report: AddListItems() on Parent AND ViewListItems() on data sources and datasets defined in Definition

    Updating an existing report: EditListItems() on Item AND ViewListItems() on data sources and datasets defined in Definition AND ViewListItems() on Item (if Properties contains properties)

  • DataSet

    Creating a new shared dataset: AddListItems() on Parent AND ViewListItems() on data sources defined in Definition

    Updating an existing shared dataset: EditListItems() on Item AND ViewListItems() on data sources defined in DefinitionViewListItems() on Item (if Properties contains properties)

  • Resource, DataSource, Component:

    Creating a new item: AddListItems() on Parent

    Updating an existing item: EditListItems() on Item

  • Model: AddListItems() on Parent

This method can create items of all supported item types. To see what item types are supported, use the ListItemTypes method.

The Model item type cannot be overwritten. Therefore, the Overwrite parameter must be False if ItemType is Model. Otherwise, an rsInvalidParameterCombination exception is thrown.

If ItemType is Report, then the XML data is defined by the Report Definition Language. If ItemType is Model, then the XML data is defined by the Semantic Model Definition Language.

If errors occur, the item is not created.

Adding an item to a report server database or SharePoint library modifies the ModifiedBy and ModifiedDate properties of the parent folder.

If the applicable file name extension (for example, .rdl) is excluded from the item name, an rsFileExtensionRequired error will be returned.

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

The Parent parameter 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.


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Services;
using System.Web.Services.Protocols;

class Sample
    static void Main(string[] args)
        ReportingService2010 rs = new ReportingService2010();
        rs.Url = "http://<Server Name>" +
        rs.Credentials = 

        Byte[] definition = null;
        Warning[] warnings = null;
        string name = "MyReport.rdl";

            FileStream stream = File.OpenRead("MyReport.rdl");
            definition = new Byte[stream.Length];
            stream.Read(definition, 0, (int)stream.Length);
        catch (IOException e)

            string parent = "http://<Server Name>/Docs/Documents/";
            CatalogItem report = rs.CreateCatalogItem("Report", name, parent,
                        false, definition, null, out warnings);

            if (warnings != null)
                foreach (Warning warning in warnings)

                Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} created successfully " +
                                  " with no warnings", name);
        catch (SoapException e)
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Web.Services
Imports System.Web.Services.Protocols

Class Sample

    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim rs As New ReportingService2010()
        rs.Url = "http://<Server Name>" + _
        rs.Credentials = _

        Dim definition As [Byte]() = Nothing
        Dim warnings As Warning() = Nothing
        Dim name As String = "MyReport.rdl"

            Dim stream As FileStream = File.OpenRead("MyReport.rdl")
            definition = New [Byte](stream.Length - 1) {}
            stream.Read(definition, 0, CInt(stream.Length))

        Catch e As IOException
        End Try

            Dim parentPath As String = _
                "http://<Server Name>/Docs/Documents/"
            rs.CreateCatalogItem("Report", name, parentPath, False, _
                definition, Nothing, warnings)

            If Not (warnings Is Nothing) Then
                Dim warning As Warning
                For Each warning In warnings
                Next warning

                Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} created " + _
                    "successfully with no warnings", name)
            End If

        Catch e As SoapException
        End Try

    End Sub

End Class