Create New Project in SSRS

In this article, we will show you the step-by-step approach to creating a new project in SSRS with an example. SSRS can extract data from both the relational and multidimensional data sources to generate a report.

How to Create a New Project in SSRS

In this example, we will show you the steps involved in creating a New Project in SSRS. To do so, First Double click on Business Intelligence Development Studio (shortly called as BIDS). And then, select the File option from Menu item

Create New Project 1

Please select New and then select the New Project… option for creating a new SQL Server Reporting Service Project

Create New Project 2

Once you click on the New Project… option, It will open New Project window to choose the required project from available project templates

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Click Ok to finish creating a New SSRS project. Now, if you look at the Solution Explorer, you can understand the solution name and project name.

Solution Explorer 1

From the above screenshot, you can observe that we have three folders under the newly created SSRS New project

  • Shared Data Source: If you want to share the same data source for multiple reports, report models, and subscriptions, then we have to create a shared data source. Please refer to the Shared Data Source article to understand the Data Source configurations.
  • Shared Dataset: If you want to share the same Dataset with multiple reports, then we have to create a shared Dataset. Please refer to the Shared Dataset article to know about Dataset configurations.
  • Report: This folder is used to create SSRS Reports. If you want to create Reports using Wizard then, Please refer Table Report Using Wizard article. Otherwise, see the Table Report article