How to: Create a Report (Report Designer)

To create a blank report

  1. On the Project menu, click Add New Item. Alternatively, right-click the Reports folder in the project in Solution Explorer, point to Add, and then click Add New Item.

  2. In the Categories list, click Report Server Project.

  3. In the Templates list, click Report.

  4. Type a name for the report, and then click Open.


    The name of the report must have an .rdl extension. Otherwise, Report Designer cannot edit the file correctly.

See Also


Creating a Report with Report Designer
Report Designer How-to Topics

Other Resources

Report Designer F1 Help

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance