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Migrate Reports

Apart from designing reports, the ActiveReportsJS Designer can be used to import an existing .rdlx report (report type for ActiveReports .NET) and convert it to a .rdlx-json report. This saves the time and effort of a developer to manually replicate the layout in ActiveReportsJS. See this topic on designing reports with ActiveReportsJS Designer.

Follow these simple steps to migrate .rdlx report to .rdlx-json report:

  1. Open the report in ActiveReportsJS Designer.
  2. Save the report.


  • Only reports bound to JSON and CSV data source are converted to .rdlx-json format, provided the data file is located in the same folder as report.

  • Data fields having a space or special characters like '&', '/', etc., which correctly appear in AR.NET preview, appear blank on ActiveReportsJS Designer preview. In that case, you need to edit the Data set query in the ActiveReportsJS Designer as follows:

            1. Go to Edit Data Set.

            2. Clear the query and enter it again.

            3. Validate the query. Observe fields with new names are created.

            4. Update the report to use new fields.