Create the Report Project
begin, we will launch Reporting Services' Report Designer, found in Microsoft
Visual Studio .NET 2003.
the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 in the Programs group, as
equivalent on my PC appears as depicted in Illustration 4.
--> New from the main menu.
from the cascading menu, as shown in Illustration 5.
Project dialog appears. We note that Business Intelligence Projects
appears in the Project Types tree, indicating an installation of Reporting
Services (the folder was added by the installation of Reporting Services,
as it established the Report Designer in Visual Studio .NET).
Click Business Intelligence Projects in the Project Types tree, if necessary.
Project in the Templates list.
Navigate to a
location in which to place the Report Project files. (I suggest using the same
location as that containing the sample copies we created earlier.)
following into the Name box, leaving other settings at default:
The New Project
dialog appears, with our addition, as depicted in Illustration 6.
Illustration 6: The New
Projects Dialog, with Addition
new project appears in the Solution Explorer (upper right corner
of the Visual Studio .NET interface), as we see in Illustration 7.
Illustration 7: The New
Project Appears in the Solution Explorer
have now created a Report Project, and are ready to proceed with establishing
connectivity with a data source, and then opening the new clone Report File.