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How to Open My Report RDL Files

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:19 pm
by robinwilson16

I just had a question about how to open the RDL files I have shared and realised I had not explained what you need. :o

Firstly we normally develop on the latest version of Visual Studio which at the moment is Visual Studio 2015 (latest build available).

Once installed open Visual Studio 2015 and choose the Tools > Extensions and Updates menu. SQL Server tooling updates will appear in the Updates list.

At this point you probably need to reboot and login with whichever account you will use and the .RDL files should open.

Alternatively if all you want is the SQL then you can just open the .RDL file with notepad and copy/paste the SQL from in there (or ask me for it!).

Hope this helps. 8-)