The report could have existed on the report server before the upgrade, or the report could have been uploaded via Report Manager or published to the report server from Report Designer in SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, or SQL Server 2014 SQL Server Data Tools.
The following table lists the upgrade action that is performed by the report server for specific types of CRIs in a report.
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For more information, see Deployment and Version Support in SQL Server Data Tools (SSRS).
You can upload an file created in an earlier version of Reporting Services to the new version and it is automatically upgraded on first use.
The report server stores the report definition file in the original format.
A report that is successfully upgraded is processed by the SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) report processor.
To identify the current RDL schema for a report, for a report server, or for Report Designer, see Find the Report Definition Schema Version (SSRS).
On first use, the report server tries to upgrade existing published reports and report snapshots to the new report definition schema, requiring no specific action on your part.
When you open a SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, or SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services report with CRIs in Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), the report will be upgraded to the new report definition schema.
Depending on the CRIs contained in the report, one of the following actions will take place: This report contains custom report items (CRIs) with unsupported features.
CRIs are extensions to the Report Definition Language (RDL) that support custom objects that display data in a report.