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SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook by Robert C. Cain, Dinesh Priyankara

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How to view the XML code related to reports

Behind the scenes, the report files (the files with the RDL extension) are really just specialized XML. In this recipe, we'll see how to view them.

Getting ready

In order to make demonstrating the recipe easier, we'll make a minor change to one of the reports. First, open the Report 03-03 Nested Data Regions report.

Click on the report title at the top of the report, which bears the same name as the report.

Go to the Properties window, scroll down, and find the Name property. Change it to ReportTitle:

Getting ready

Figure 3.35

Save the report and close it.

How to do it...

  1. Right-click on the Report 03-03 Nested Data Regions ...

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