Report authoring for CRM 2011 in VS 2012? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to write a report in VS 2012 for CRM 2011 online.

    I've been following the instructions here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2010/10/19/getting-started-with-custom-reports-in-the-cloud.aspx

    I've installed Microsoft SQL Server DataTools and I'm trying to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Report Authoring Extension, but I get an error message saying that BIDS for VS 2008 is not installed. So I obviously have all the version mixed up.

    What line up do I need, does anyone know? Should I use VS 2010? All my other development is in 2012 though. I've written reports for CRM 4 in VS 2005/2008, using SQL to retrieve data from the database. This time, as it's CRM online and in the cloud, I need to use fetch XML.

    I've spent about 2 days trying to get this sorted, and I haven't even started the actual report development! I need to use something more than just the report wizard as I'm using Fetch XML in my report - which connects 3 separate entities, so it's complex enough.

    Any help appreciated! I'm getting quite confused at this stage with all the options. Thanks.

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:18 AM

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  • Hi there,

    Please go through the following link and follow the instruction and see if every requirement is there in your system.


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    Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:48 AM
  • You need to install SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio for SQL Server 2008.

    There is no BIDS for 2010 and 2012.

    To connect to CRM 2011 online for Reports using FetchXML you need to install

     Report Authoring Extensions from below link:


    Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:05 AM