Language Element, Report (RDL)

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Indicates the primary language of the text in the report.

Datatype Characteristics

Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value


Element Relationships

Relationship Element

Parent elements

Report Element (RDL)

Child elements



The Language element must contain an expression that evaluates to a language code as defined in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC1766 specification. The language code is a string composed of one or more parts. The first part is a two-character designation of the basic language. For example, "en" for English or "fr" for French. The second part is separated by a hyphen and designates the variation or dialect of the language. For example, "en-us" represents United States English.

The default report language is the language of the report server.

See Also


Report Definition Language XML Schema
Report Definition XML Elements


Report Definition Language Data Types

Other Resources

Development (Reporting Services)
Solution Design Considerations for Multi-Lingual or Global Deployments (Reporting Services)

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