What is RDL? What Opens a RDL? File Format List from WhatIs.com

File Extension

RDL File Format

SQL Server reporting services XML file

RDL is a file extension for an XML file used Microsoft SQL Server reporting services. RDL stands for Report Definition Language. RDL files contain calculations, charts, images, graphs and text and can be rendered into a variety of formats as needed. RDL files can be created by Microsoft Visual Studio, third party tools, or with a text editor

MIME type: text/xml


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This was last updated in September 2010
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