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ReportingService2010.GetItemDefinition Method

Retrieves the definition or content for an item. This method applies to the Report, Model, Dataset, Component, Resource, and DataSource item types.

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

'Declaration
<SoapDocumentMethodAttribute("http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2010/03/01/ReportServer/GetItemDefinition", RequestNamespace := "http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2010/03/01/ReportServer",  _
	ResponseNamespace := "http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/reporting/2010/03/01/ReportServer",  _
	Use := SoapBindingUse.Literal, ParameterStyle := SoapParameterStyle.Wrapped)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("ServerInfoHeaderValue", Direction := SoapHeaderDirection.Out)> _
<SoapHeaderAttribute("TrustedUserHeaderValue")> _
Public Function GetItemDefinition ( _
	ItemPath As String _
) As Byte()
'Usage
Dim instance As ReportingService2010 
Dim ItemPath As String 
Dim returnValue As Byte()

returnValue = instance.GetItemDefinition(ItemPath)

Parameters

ItemPath
Type: System.String
The fully qualified URL of the item including the file name and, in SharePoint mode, the extension.

Return Value

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

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

OpenItems

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>" + _
            "/_vti_bin/ReportServer/ReportService2010.asmx"
        rs.Credentials = _
            System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

        Dim reportName As String = "http://<Server Name>" + _
            "/Docs/Documents/AdventureWorks Sample Reports" + _
            "/Sales Order Detail.rdl"
        Dim reportDefinition As Byte() = Nothing
        Dim doc As New System.Xml.XmlDocument

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

            Dim myDocumentsFolder As String = _
                My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments
            doc.Load(stream)
            doc.Save(Path.Combine(myDocumentsFolder, _
                "Sales Order Detail.rdl"))

        Catch e As SoapException
            Console.WriteLine(e.Detail.InnerXml.ToString())
        Catch e As IOException
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message)
        End Try

    End Sub

End Class
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