How to: Create a Reporting Project
Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
This topic describes how to create a Microsoft Dynamics AX reporting project in Microsoft Visual Studio.
To create a reporting project
Open Microsoft Visual Studio.
On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project. The New Project dialog box displays.
In the Installed Templates pane, select Microsoft Dynamics AX.
In the right pane, select Report Model.
In the Name field, type a name for the project.
In the Location field, enter a path, or click Browse to specify one of the following:
Location in which a new solution will be stored.
Location of an existing solution to which a project will be added.
Specify the location based on the Solution you specify.
The Solution field drop-down provides two options, click Create new solution or Add to solution.
In the Solution name field when creating a new solution, type a name for the solution.
Click the following check boxes if applicable:
Create directory for solution
Add to source control
Next, you will add a report to the reporting project. For more information, see How to: Add or Delete a Report.
There is a distinction between managing reports versus managing report projects. Storing a report in the AOT happens when you add a report to a Microsoft Dynamics AX Report Model. If you want to store your reporting project or business logic assemblies for your reports in the AOT, then you must add the report project into Microsoft Dynamics AX. In the Solution Explorer, right-click the reporting project and click Add [project name] to AOT. When you add a report project to the AOT, the reporting project is added to the Visual Studio Projects > Dynamics AX Model Projects. The following table summarizes the distinction between reports and report projects.