Client report definition (RDLC) report layouts generate the dataset for the reports in a different way than Classic report layouts. For RDLC report layouts, the dataset is generated based on a set of rules and uses the controls in the section part of the Classic report layout. To get an RDLC report layout with controls and labels shown together and with correct names on labels, we recommend that for every control that has a label, you connect the control to the label.

To verify existing controls on a report

  1. In the Classic client, on the Tools menu, click Object Designer.

  2. In Object Designer, click Report, select the report that you want to verify, and then click Design.

  3. On the View menu, click Sections.

  4. For every control on the report that has a label, verify that the control is connected to the label with the following steps:

    1. In Section Designer, select the label that is associated with the control. On the View menu, click Properties.

    2. In the Label - Properties window, verify that the value of the ParentControl property is the ID of the control for this label.

  5. On the File menu, click Save.

  6. In the Save window, select the Compiled check box, and then click OK.

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