Telerik Report types

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  1. PrimePay
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    Feb 2015

    Posted 15 Aug 2016 Link to this post

    We are evaluating whether we can use Telerik reporting as our reporting platform going forward. In working with reports and the report designer, we've run across questions between the two report file types (.trdp and .cs files). The questions we have are:

    • If we are starting to create our reports today, which is the "preferred" type to use?
    • Can Telerik Reporting Server handle .cs files?
    • Is there a way to convert between the two types (either way)? If so, can you link documentation as we are unable to find it.
    • What are the differences between the file types? And what are the intended use cases?
    • Do they both support templates - both code and/or styling?


  2. Katia
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    Posted 16 Aug 2016 Link to this post


    TRDP reports are XML report definitions packaged in a zip archive (could be also plain legacy format TRDX). Those report can be opened with Standalone Report Designer which is desktop application we provide for end-users.
    .NET type report definitions (.CS or .VB files) are created by Visual Studio Report Designer.
    Only TRDP(TRDX)format can be stored on Telerik Report Server.

    The main differences between those two formats are also described in this help article.

    The conversion is possible both ways:

    Report templates are available in both Designers (Report Wizards) where in Standalone Designer you can also design and save your custom templates (Report Templates).

    I hope this information will help.

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