Creating a Reporting Services Template
Many companies like to have a consistent look and feel across their applications. Some even make them part of the standards. As such, one may want to create a reporting services template that allows them to start off the report with objects or properties set accordingly. This saves a ton of time and gives that consistent look and feel. Creating a template that can be reused is very simple. All you have to do is create a new report, add your appropriate settings that you want to apply to your template and then save the rdl file and copy your rdl file into the path below.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\ProjectItems\ReportProject
You should see something like what is shown in figure 1 the next time you choose Add New Item.
Figure 1: Add Item Dialog Box
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Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD
Business Intelligence Consultant – Pragmatic Works Consultants