How to: Create a Report Server Project (Reporting Services)

To create a report in Reporting Services, you must first create a report server project in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio where you will save your report definition (.rdl) file and any other resource files that you need for your report.

To create a report server project using Business Intelligence Development Studio

  1. Open Business Intelligence Development Studio. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and select SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio.

  2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project.

  3. In the Project Types list, click Business Intelligence Projects.

  4. In the Templates list, click Report Server Project.

  5. In Name, type a name for the project.

  6. In Location, type a location for the project, or click the Browse button and select a location.

  7. In Solution, type a name for the solution, or click the Browse button and select a solution.

    If a solution is currently open, select Add to Solution or Create new Solution. Add to Solution adds the report server project to the current solution. Create new Solution closes the current solution and creates a new one with a different name as the current project.

  8. Click OK to create the project.