Friday, October 26, 2007

XML/RDL Editor

I am about 60% done with a project to help me edit RDL files. For those of you unfamiliar, these are the XML files in SSRS that control everything about the report.

My goal in this project is to be able to drag and drop nodes between 2 list views, delete nodes, copy/paste nodes, etc.

I am doing this because I have a need to copy standard parts of reports between almost 100 reports now. And that number is only going to grow in the future.

My question: is there already a tool out there that will do this? I searched before developing, but did not find a decent one.

And, if I did finish this, and thought about distributing it, would anyone else out there use it?

On another subject, last Saturday, my project manager’s wife was hit and killed by a drunk driver. She left behind Jim and their 3 sons. ( Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.




Anonymous said...

I can be interested to use your RDL editor. Even if it's work well, the Visual Studio is often too big to install on a PC just to update a character attribute or to change the position of one field.

Is it still possible ? How must we proceed ?

Thanks in advance.

Eric J. Peters said...

I am very interested in this project... Do you have any updates on this? If not, what tool did you use to meet your needs?