Report Authoring Concepts (Report Builder and SSRS)

This section briefly defines key concepts used in the Report Builder and Report Designer documentation. For definitions of specific words or terms, see the Glossary (Report Builder).


You can create and modify report definitions (.rdl) in Report Builder and in Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools. Each authoring environment provides different ways to create, open, and save reports and related items. For more information, see Designing Reports in Report Designer and Report Builder (SSRS) on the Web at

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Getting Started with Report Builder