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  • Internet Information Server (IIS) with ASP.NET
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio .NET

Please also refer to Running up.time on MS SQL Server.


Setting up a Database Connection


  1. In Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, access the Solutions Explorer to open Solution Explorer.
  2. Right click the current project and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, change the value of TargetServerURL to the URL where Reporting Services has been installed. For example, http://localhost/ReportServer.

  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Solutions Explorer, click Debug / Start to publish the report.

    After the report has been published, your default Web browser will automatically open in the directory in which the report was published. Click on the file name of the report to open it.

  6. You can also export the report from your web browser by selecting a format from the dropdown list, as shown below:


Published reports may not render properly in web browsers other than Internet Explorer. If, for example, you have set your default browser to Firefox and the report does not open properly after you have published it, copy and paste the URL of the report into Internet Explorer. You can also view the report by navigating to the Report Manager URL in Internet Explorer. By default, the URL is http://localhost/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx.