How to: Add a New or Existing Report to a Report Project
In Business Intelligence Development Studio, you can add a new report by using the Report Wizard or by adding a new blank report to your project. You can also add an existing report. After you add a report, you can see the report name listed under the Reports folder in your project.
To preview a report with existing data sources, you must have permissions to the data source from your report authoring client. For more information, see How to: Create an Embedded or Shared Data Source.
To add a new report using the Report Wizard
In Solution Explorer, right-click the Reports folder, and then click Add New Report. The Report Wizard dialog box opens.
The wizard steps you through creating a data source, creating a dataset with a query, defining groups, specifying a layout, choosing a style that includes color and font, and creating the report.
To add a new blank report
From the Project menu, click Add New Item.
In Templates, click Report.
A new blank report is added to the project and displayed on the design surface.
To add an existing report
From the Project menu, click Add, and then Existing Item.
Navigate to the location of the .rdl file, select it, and then click Add.
The report is added to the project under the Reports folder. When you close and re-open the project, reports are sorted alphabetically.