How to: Upload a File or Report (Report Manager)

Report Manager provides an upload feature so that you can add reports, models, and other files to a report server without having to publish those items from a client application. Files that you upload from the file system are stored as items on the report server. The type of file you upload determines how it is stored:

  • .rdl files are stored as reports.

  • .smdl files are stored as report models.

  • All other files, including shared data source (.rds) files, are uploaded as resources. Resources are not processed by a report server, but can be viewed in Report Manager if the report server supports the MIME type of the file.

To upload a file or report

  1. Start Report Manager.

  2. In Report Manager, navigate to the Contents page. Navigate to the folder to which you want to add an item.

  3. Click Upload File.

  4. Click Browse to select a file to upload. You can upload a report definition file, an image, a document, or any file that you want to make available on the report server.

  5. Type a name for the new item. An item name can include spaces, but cannot include the reserved characters: ; ? : @ & = + , $ / * < > |.

  6. If you want to replace an existing item with the new item, select Overwrite item if it exists.

  7. Click OK.