Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services: Execution Log Reporting: Preparation as a Data Source

25. Select File —> Exit to close Query Analyzer.

Our preparation of the target database is now complete. We are ready to populate the tables with the contents of the Execution Log, which we will accomplish in the next section


Extract Execution Log Data, and Populate the New Reporting Database

We will return to Enterprise Manager at this point, where we will extract the data existing in the Execution Log. To achieve our objective, we will use another tool, a DTS package, provided with Reporting Services in the files that we copied into our SSP-RS001 folder earlier.

We will begin by returning to Enterprise Manager.

12. Return to the Enterprise Manager console we left open earlier.

13. Right-click Data Transformation Services.

14. Select Open Package from the context menu that appears, as shown in Figure 14.

Figure 14: Select Open Package

26. Navigate to the folder we created above, SSP-RS001, in the Select File dialog that appears.

27. Select the following file within the SSP-RS001 folder:


The Select File dialog appears similar to that depicted in Figure 15.

Figure 15: Selecting the Reporting Services Execution Log Update DTS Package

28. Select the DTS package, and click Open on the Select File dialog to open it. The Select Package dialog appears.

29. Select RSExecutionLog_Update, as shown in Figure 16.

Figure 16: Specifying the RSExecutionLog_Update DTS Package

30. Click OK on the Select File dialog to open the DTS package.

The RSExecutionLog_Update package appears in the DTS Designer, as depicted in Figure 17.

Figure 17: The RSExecutionLog_Update DTS Package Appears




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