What is the difference between rdl and rdlc reports?

beom0313 105 Reputation points

As the title says, what is the difference between rdl and rdlc reports? Can they be converted to each other?

SQL Server Reporting Services
SQL Server Reporting Services
A SQL Server technology that supports the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, web-based reports.
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  1. AniyaTang-MSFT 12,326 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @beom0313

    Report Definition (.rdl) Files

    A report definition is a file that you create in Report Builder or Report Designer. Report definitions are written in XML that conforms to an XML grammar called Report Definition Language (RDL). RDL describes the XML elements, encompassing all possible variations that a report can assume.

    Client Report Definition (.rdlc) Files

    The Visual Studio Report Designer produces client report definition (.rdlc) files for use with the ReportViewer control. The .rdlc files can be converted to .rdl files for use with Reporting Services Report Designer.

    For more details, you can refer to this document: Reports, Report Parts, and Report Definitions.

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