Multiple layouts of the same type in reports and report extensions


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In earlier versions, you could only embed a single layout of each report layout type (RDLC or Word) in a report or report extension. If there was a need to have additional layouts, these would have to be added as data in the custom report layouts table. With the introduction of a new rendering section in reports and report extensions, you will now be able to include multiple different layouts of the same type.

This opens up for providing customers with alternative layout options. You'll also be able to create report layout packages, such as an extension that contains multiple report extensions, each providing a number of report layouts options.

Feature details

A new top-level section for rendering in report and report extension objects makes it possible to specify multiple layouts, including layouts of the same type.

Example of the new top level rendering section in report and report extension objects

The old properties for defining RDLC, Word, and the default layout, still exist, but you cannot use them in combination with the new rendering section. Use one or the other.

A new code action for converting from the old layout properties to layouts in the new rendering section is also available.

See also

Defining Multiple Report Layouts (docs)