BI Templates

Templates in BIDS or SSDT are a great time-saving feature for both SSIS and SSRS. They also promote consistency across all developed reports and integration services packages. Finding the correct path to store templates can be a challenge, which is what I hope this blog will illustrate. Below I listed a quick reference where to store your templates.

Templates Paths for SQL Server 2005

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\ProjectItems\[Template Type]

Templates Paths for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

%Program Files%\ Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\ProjectItems\[Template Type]

Templates Paths for SQL Server 2012

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\ProjectItems\[Template Type]

SSIS = DataTransformationProject
SSRS = ReportProject


  • These paths are based on default installs, you may need to adjust according to your install location.
  • The %Program Files% will be either Program Files or Program Files (x86), depending on if you are using a 64bit architecture.
  • You will need to replace the [Template Type] with DataTransformationProject for SSIS and ReportProject for SSRS

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