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Open Report dialog opens when you select OfficeWriter Designer .NET > Open > Open from Server. It allows you to open RDL files that have already been created and saved to a remote SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report server. RDLs for SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 and higher can be opened.

To open an RDL from a remote report server:

  1. Click Open from the OfficeWriter Designer .NET toolbar.
  2. Select Open from server.
  3. In the domain or server URL field, enter the path to your SSRS report server. For example, http://MyReportServer/ReportServer. Click Refresh or hit Enter to connect to the report server.


    If you have already connected to your report server, the address should be available in the drop-down menu. The address bar will automatically populate with the report server that was last connected to.

  4. Navigate to the RDL file on the report server.
  5. Double click the file or select the file and click OK to download the report.


  • RDLs created in Visual 2005 or earlier
  • RDLs created in Report Builder 2.0 or earlier
  • RDLs created in OfficeWriter Designer MS Query integration