Convert RDL/RDLC to Telerik Report

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  1. David Hosey
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    Posted 14 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I have all our report designed in rdl / rdlc file format. Is is possible that I can somehow convert them to Telerik Report file.

    Many Thanks,
    Mehdi
  2. Steve
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    Posted 16 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hello David Hosey,

    RDL/RDLC format differs a lot from the Telerik reports. Telerik report is divided into sections from different types and every section type has its specific meaning. In the opposite the RDL format doesn't define such sections but uses other data aware elements - List, Table, etc.

    At the moment these differences plus other pending issues prevent us from specifying a precise release date or a version
    .

    Please excuse us for the temporary inconvenience and thank you for the understanding.


    Sincerely yours,
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  3. ADe
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    Posted 30 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    I'm also very interested in this functionality... Has there been any progress with a converter...?

    Looking like I'm going to have to re-create all our reports again from scratch :(

    Cheers
    ADe
  4. Rossen Hristov
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    Posted 01 Oct 2008 Link to this post

    Hi ADe,

    Currently we cannot provide a time frame for this feature. Thank you for the understanding.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ross
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  5. Kjetil
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    Posted 14 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Any news on the convert from RDL to Telerik Reporting format?

    sincerely,

    Kjetil Klaussen

  6. Steve
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    Posted 15 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Kjetil,

    We're working on other highly demanded features and in this light we cannot engage with estimate as to when we're going to work on this functionality.

    Regards,
    Steve
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  7. Kanhaiya
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    Posted 05 Apr 2011 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Any news on the convert from RDLC to Telerik Reporting format now? If yes can you provide download link for the same.

    sincerely,

    Kanhaiya Verma

  8. Jim
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    Posted 06 May 2011 Link to this post

    I would also like to know if any progress has been made on converting of RDL/RDLC to Telerik Reporting?

    Thanks,
    -- Jim
  9. Peter
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    Posted 11 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Jim,

    This task is still with low priority. However both reporting products are very close and we encourage you to try to create a converter of your own and if you experience troubles we are always ready to help.

    Best wishes,
    Peter
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  10. Tony
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    Posted 09 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Peter,

    I'd like assistance creating an RDL converter. I have hundreds of reports, and I need to be able to successfully convert them. All conversation below indicates that several Telerik users have the same need. Is there any update on when this converter will be released?
    If not, can you offer assistance to us in creating our own? Possibly indicate a mapping of where RDL components would go into Telerik.

    Thanks,
    Tony
  11. Steve
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    Posted 11 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Tony,

    As my colleague mentioned SSRS converter is not in our immediate plans. You can use the product source code available in your account to see how we've implemented the rest of the converters and match the SSRS components in similar fashion to our Reporting API.

    All the best,
    Steve
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  12. Robert Smyth
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    Posted 21 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    FYI

    An SSRS to Terik converter would be an enabler for use to convert to Telerik.

    We started using SSRS (RDL) as "it came with our SQL license" but have hit limitations. Now our inhibitor to migration to Telerik is the investment we have in our current reports developed using SSRS.

    Rob Smyth
  13. Chris
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    Posted 06 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    This has gone on far too long (over 4 years to be exact)... when we will see this implemented?
  14. Steve
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    Posted 07 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Brandon,

    We've already pointed out that converter for SSRS is not in our immediate plans.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Regards,
    Steve
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  15. Tony
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    Posted 07 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Brandon,

    As suggested earlier in this thread, you can write your own converter. I tackled this by writing a class that pulled all of the necessary properties from the SSRS RDLs. Then, using these properties, created a Telerik report. It took a while, but it's better than waiting. In my opinion, the Telerik reports are worth the effort.
  16. Squall
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    Posted 21 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Tony,
    Thats great that you were able to come with a solution for SSRS RDLs converter and I am really interested to look at your solution. Can you make a sourceforge project so I and other guys can look at it, use it and improve it.
    Thanks
  17. John
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    Posted 04 Jun 2012 Link to this post

    Do you know if the converter from rdlc to telerik ever got done and posted anywhere we can get it?
  18. Antonio
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    Posted 11 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hi

    A converter for RDL/RDLC would be very nice. Reporting Services client reporting has a very nasty bug that leaks memory and converts it impractical for professional applications. Last year I changed from Crystal Reports to Reporting Services but this month discovered this defect that Microsoft doesn't plan to fix even for the 2012 release. So client report processing with Microsoft is not a valid solution if you don't want to constantly restart services, web applications and clientes when an out of memory exception occurs. It would be a commercial oportunity for you if  provide an automatic converter at least for the basic funcionality/layout.

    Thanks.
  19. Joseph
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    Posted 12 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    I'd be very interested in hearing if anyone has published an open source RDLC to Telerik converter...

    Tony, if you're willing to share your work, perhaps CodePlex would be a good place to host it?
  20. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 13 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hello all,

    Thank you very much for your persistence on the subject.

    We are researching the possibility to provide a SSRS --> Telerik Reporting converter, and your input will help us back up this investment.

    DISCLAIMER: This is a research project. By no means we are dedicated to create such a converter at this point of time, although your input will help us understand your needs better.

    We would like to hear about the limitations and/or problems you have hit with Reporting Services, which are pushing you to move away from this reporting platform. If you lack some features, which are available in Telerik Reporting and are not available in SSRS, we would like to hear about them too. The more we understand your needs, the easier the decision to create such a converter, and the better solution we would be able to provide if we decide to go with this project.

    Any input will be beneficial. Thanks in advance.

     
    All the best,
    Vassil Petev
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  21. Otto Neff
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    Posted 04 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    we're also using Microsoft Reporting Services Report Server (SSRS) for over hundred reports. 
    Would be great thing to use Telerik Reporting Viewer to either show Telerik Reports or existing a Report from our Servers.

    If you need any beta testers, let me know.

    Kind regards, Otto.
  22. Nuno
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    Posted 15 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Well my company and i would also be interested in such a converter as the main reasons for this are:

    The projects have already passed by  hands of many developers some more , others less talented, so there is already a mix of reports from rdl to rdlc and there are many chalenges right now to address in such a configuration.
     - there is a need for code refactoring and redo methods that are uniform to all reports, this is dificult being some provided by srss and others rdlc that live in the project. (If telerik had a converter at least this could mean for just one type of reports)
    - there is a need for the reports to be multi language, some of this reports are "hard/coded" in some language, all have to be addressed one by one, (if converted this could mean one place to change!)
    - there is an aditional overload of time consumiing with report servers needing to be implemented/configured on new clients every time there is new instalations( with telerik reports this coul mean only report sources from databases!)

    -there are many other challenges to be addressed, but one other is: Why having a subscription from Telerik iof all this great products from TELERIK, including Reports if i dont use them, why would i use them if it weren´t for the need?
     SO I THINK THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD TAKE THIS SERIOUS!
  23. Steven
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    Posted 18 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    I've created an RDL converter for my company.
    I need to get permission to release it or re-create it on my own time as an opensource project.

    It only took about 1 week to create so it would be quite simple to role your own.
    • Crawl the RDL XML
    • Create a Telerik Report programmatically from the XML markup. (Teaches you allot about the Telerik Reporting Framework)
    • Serialize the Report object to {ReportName}.cs and {ReportName}.desinger.cs  (This was the fun part)
    • Open new Report in Telerik and manually fix DataSources and Expressions


    Steve
  24. Steve
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    Posted 20 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    These are exciting news, Steve! Built-in converter for SSRS has always been with lower priority in our plans, but with your help we may be able to help the community sooner than we thought. We would assist you with any information and/or code changes you may need to get this converter available to the community.

    Feel free to open a new code library thread in order to send us your project. We are ready to offer you 10 000 Telerik points (worth $100) that can be used as discount for your Telerik Reporting license renewal and $100 personal Amazon gift certificate as a token of gratitude for helping us with this task and your involvement in the community (Yes, we do notice when you help other users in our forums). How does this sound?

    We are excited by this opportunity!

    Kind regards,
    Steve
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  25. Nuno
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    Posted 21 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Well Steve,

    here´s a great opportunity for you and this could mean a lot for the community, as Telerik is willing to assist, this is what it takes for me at least to start trying and testing asap this kind of solution.

    I hope that you have time and can assist on this project as i think this could mean a lot for many developers that actively use Telerik products.

    Hope to hear on this soon....

    PS: If any kind of help is needed i am willing to try, although i do not have the free time that i would like to have!

  26. Adam El Shafie
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    Posted 27 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Steve;
     

    Shall you post an example project  as I have the same problem (converting rdlc to Telerik report)

    Thank you in advance
  27. Steven
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    Posted 27 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    I have a handful of RDL files from an existing project, but if you want me to verify that the end solution encompasses your reporting practices then by all means provide a few of your .RDL(C) examples and I'll work them into the process.

    The RDL Xml to Telerik object is quite simple and I'm using reflection to write the content out to the report.cs and report.designer.cs files, but would like to utilize Telerik's existing CodeDom to do this.

    Telerik,
    Do I need to be a visual studio extension in order to invoke the CodeDom?

    I can utilize the XmlSerialization, but that only seems best for your stand alone Reporting tool and not as a long term for integrating the report into existing projects.

    I don't get allot of time to work on this project but perhaps I'll just toughen up and drop a dedicated weekend on to it.


    Thanks
    Steven Moberg
  28. Stef
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    Posted 01 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Steven,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    The task you have started is not that simple, but after you can utilize the Standalone Designer, you can use the same functionality as if provided by Visual Studio designer. By using our ReportXmlSerializer the created reports can be integrated in custom applications.

    Kind regards,
    Stef
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  29. Michael
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    Posted 14 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    I am interested in an code or snippets for converting from RDLC to Telerik Reporting. Is there a site where some code has been posted?

    Thanks

    Michael
  30. Justin
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    Posted 15 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    @Steven Moberg

    Steven,

    This issue has come up for a client I'm pitching for some work with and I'd be keen to stand on your shoulders and contribute to progressing the work you've already put in. It all sounds great, but did you ever get permission to externalise your work?

    Currently the client uses PerpetuumSoft, but I'm pitching to standardise them on the Telerik suite - they already use the Silverlight controlsuite, but not the reporting capabilities. They've got a few dozen fairly vanilla SSRS reports.

    Regards,

    Justin
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