How to Create an SSRS Project
Open Visual Studio 2015. Go to File menu, point to new and click new project. New Project Window will open, you can select an installed template like “Reporting Services” in Business Intelligence Template and then select the Report Server project and type Project Name EmployeeReport. Choose the project location path and click OK button.
Now, you can see EmployeeReport project structure, as shown in the screenshot as below
How to add new Report
You can see in details how to add new Report using Visual Studio 2015 in the Solution Explorer. You can see the step by step procedures as below
Go to the Reports folder, right-click the Reports folder and point to Add New Reports, then clicking the Add New Report.
The Report Wizard window will open and click the Next button.
The Select the Data Source window will open and clicking the Edit button.
The Connection Properties window will open and type the Server Name, Select the Authentication, User Name, Password, Select or Enter a database name and finally you can check the database connection succeed, followed by clicking the Test Connection button. Then Click the OK button.
The Select the Data Source window will open and select the new data source, connection string and click the Next button.
The Data Source Credentials window will open and type the User Name, Password and Click the OK button.
The Design Query window will open and click the Query Builder
The Query Designer window will open and type the query in which table you want to load the report and executing the SQL query, followed by clicking the SQL icon.
The Query Designer window will open and loaded the SQL statement for the particular table and click the OK button.
The Design Query window will open with SQL query as shown in the following screenshots
The Report Type window will open and selecting the report as Tabular and click the Next button.
The Table design window will open and adding table columns to display fields, followed by clicking Details button. Then click the Next button.
The Completing Wizard window will open and type the Report Name and click the Finish button.
After creating the report, you can see the report data and solution explorer structure as shown in the following screenshot
After creating the employee report, you can see the report design screen shot as following
How to deploy the Report
You can see in details how to deploy the Report using Visual Studio 2015 in the Reporting Server. You can see the step by step procedures as below
Go to the Solution Explorer, point the EmployeeReport project and right click the EmployeeReport and point to deploying Employee Reports, then click the deploy context-menu item.
After successfully deployed the report to Report Server, you will see the information from the output window as shown in the screenshot
How to run the Report
You can see in details how to run the Report using Report Server in the Browser. You can see the step by step procedures as below
Firstly, you have to copy the default Report Server Url and paste the same Url into your browser for the run report application.
Now, you can run the report application, followed by EmployeeReport project and clicking the EmployeeReport
I hope you understood how we can create an SSRS Report without using Report Wizard in SQL Server Reporting Services 2016, How to deploy/run the report application in the Report Serve. I have covered all the required things. If you find anything which I missed in this article, please let me know. Please share your valuable feedback or comments and suggestions to improve future articles.