How to Deploy SSRS Reports from Visual Studio 2019
Collecting, storing, and presenting data in a business is crucial to its success. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), a tool provided by Microsoft, is used for the presentation, analysis, and visualization of data. With SSRS, reports can be generated from multiple data sources and exported in various formats, such as PDF, Excel, or HTML. It’s also a valuable tool for developers in Visual Studio 2019 who want to design and deploy reports.
Step 1: Connect to the Reporting Services Instance
To deploy an SSRS report from Visual Studio 2019, a connection to the Reporting Services server must be established. This can be done by opening the Report Server Project in Visual Studio and accessing the “Connect” button in the Solution Explorer. Select the “Reporting Services” option and click “Connect.”
Step 2: Create a New Report Project
Upon establishing a connection with the Reporting Services server, a new Report Project can be created. Select the “File” menu in Visual Studio and select “New Project.” Choose “Business Intelligence” under “Installed” templates, select “Report Server Project” and name the project.
Step 3: Add a Data Source to the Project
After creating a new project, a data source must be added to it. Right-click the “Data Sources” folder and select “Add New Data Source.” From the “Data Source Wizard,” select “Microsoft SQL Server” as the data source type, enter the server name, choose the authentication mode to use (Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication), and select the database to use as the data source.
Step 4: Design Your Report
With the data source added to the project, the report can now be designed. To do this, data sets, tables, charts, and other report items must be added. Right-click the “Datasets” folder and select “Add Dataset,” create a new dataset or use an existing one. Finally, add report items such as tables or charts by dragging and dropping them onto the report.
Step 5: Deploy Your Report
Once the report is designed, it must be deployed to the Reporting Services server. Right-click the project in the “Solution Explorer” and click “Deploy.” Visual Studio will build the report and deploy it to the Reporting Services server. Once the deployment process is completed, the report can be run by accessing it through a web browser.
Deploying SSRS reports from Visual Studio 2019 is a simple process that requires establishing a connection with the Reporting Services server, creating a new project, adding a data source to the project, designing the report and deploying it. By following these steps, anyone can become an expert at deploying SSRS reports in Visual Studio 2019.