SSRS Templates in BIDS 2008

  1. Open a Windows Explorer and make a duplicate of the report that you want to use as a template.
  2. Rename the copy (suffix with template?)
  3. Remove objects unique to the report and leave elements for all reports.
  4. File > Save selected item as...
  5. For SSRS 2008: Save in the folder: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\ProjectItems\ReportProject"
  6. Done!

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