Before we launch Power View and access data with it, we need to do a little work to get our document library setup and content types assigned.
We’re going to take a couple minutes and do that. I’ll browse to my SharePoint site, which already has Reporting Services installed in SharePoint mode and PowerPivot installed.
What I’ll do is to create a new document library to put my new Power View assets into. I’ll click on “All Site Content” and then “Create”. What I’ll create is a document library. I’m just going to use a plain document library, which I’ll then add content types to myself. I’m calling mine “Lessons”, but you can call yours whatever you like.
That will create the new document library as you can see. Click on the library tab in the ribbon bar. Click on library settings. What I’m looking for is the ability to change content types. But you can see that there’s no option to do this on the screen. The reason is that when you create a plain document library, by default changing content types isn’t enabled.
So first you have to give yourself permission to do that. Click on the Advanced Settings link. The first option is to allow management of content types. The default is “No”. I’ll change that to “Yes” and press the OK button.
Now I have a section for Content Types. What I’ll do is just add from existing content types. If I select from the content type list, I’ll bring in the BI Semantic Model Connection to the “Content types to add” list. Then press OK.
Now I can see the document and BI Semantic Model Connection are the two content types I have. I actually want the BI Semantic Model to be the first one in the list. And really I don’t care about having documents in this library so I’ll uncheck that one in the list. Then press OK.
Now if I go to my Lessons document library, and click into the Document section of the ribbon, and then press New Document I can create a BISM connection. We’ll look at how to actually configure that connection in the next lesson.