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SQL Server RDL Specification

In today's database reporting market, most vendor applications use a proprietary format for representing the definition of a report. In addition, vendors that provide a report execution environment usually only support their own design tools. For customers, this means that reports cannot be easily moved between different reporting implementations and that there are few options for choosing new tools that work with their existing execution environments.

Report Definition Language (RDL) is an XML-based schema for defining reports. The goal of RDL is to promote the interoperability of commercial reporting products by defining a common schema that allows interchange of report definitions. To encourage interoperability, RDL includes the notion of compliance levels that products may choose to support.

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Download the RDL Specifications for SQL Server by clicking the links below.