Report Definition Language

A report definition contains data retrieval and layout information for a report. Report Definition Language (RDL) is an XML representation of this report definition. RDL is an open schema; developers can extend RDL with additional attributes and elements.

The standard file extension for report definition files is .rdl. Its MIME type is text/xml.

In This Section

Topic Description

Generating Report Definition Language Programmatically

Describes how to generate Report Definition Language (RDL) programmatically.

Report Definition XML Diagram

Includes an entity relationship diagram for RDL.

Report Definition XML Elements

Describes each RDL element.

Report Definition Language XML Schema

Includes the XML schema for RDL.

See Also


Generating Report Definition Language Programmatically

Other Resources

Reporting Services Programming
Using Custom Assemblies with Reports

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