1. How to Create a New Report

To create a new report in Visual Studio, you must set up a new project as a first step. If you are using MS Report Builder, this step is not necessary.  Follow the steps below to start the process:

  1. Open Visual Studio, click File and choose New and then select Project
  1. Enter report within search window to display selections and choose Report Server Project
  1. There will be a need for a one-time modification of Properties to set the Target Server Version
  1. Set the TargetServerVersion to SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012 or 2014 and click OK.