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.rdl opens to XML code. Need Report Layout view.


.rdl opens to XML code. Need Report Layout view.

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Hi. I'm new to SSRS with the exception of going through a few exercises to create a basic report, so this is my first time actually using it. Some reports were written for us by another person who is unavailable for questions, and while we do have all rights and access to the reports, when we open the .rdl files, we get the XML view and not the Report Layout view, which is what we really need. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

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Tracey,

Suspect that your double clicking on the rdl's file name. Instead, try opening the file using the open dialog box of the development tool your using.

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Tracey , go to the development tool , open any project
Add the report by right clicking the reports(Go for existing report) and give the path where the report you want to open exists, Don't try to open the rdl file directly.

Now you can see the report

Thank you
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I have the same problem. Created a few reports a couple weeks ago. Now when I open the project, file, solution, etc. the reports always open in xml view. How do you switch back to design view?

Thanks


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Same problem here, I'm opening the file in Visual Studio 2005 Pro and it opens in XML view. The file is in a project.
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In the Visual Studio IDE right click on the rdl file and you will see a option to Open, View Code, View Designer options with additional option to deploy build etc, Choose view designer and it should take you to design mode. Infact by default when you click on open also it should open in design mode, but from your post I understand its not doing so. Try clicking on View Designer.



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I just had the same issue. Make sure that the .rdl extension is still after your reportname...

Good luck.

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This can also happen if you are opening the file with a non SSRS project. Create an SSRS project then add >> existing item and browse for your file, then open it from within the project.
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It will also happen if you try to open something developed in 2008 R2 with 2008 and vice versa. Different namespace.

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Good Thread, thanks for the ideas so far. In my case I was unable to open an rdl on a client site that had both 2008 and R2 installed. The solution that worked for me was first open BIDS 2008(the product the report was developed in), create reporting services project and add the current report.
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