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Edit SSRS 2008 R2 Report Model

How do I open an existing report model from SSRS 2008 R2 in BIDS 2008 in order to edit the query. When I download the smdl file from SSRS and open it in BIDS I just get an XML document and not a usable design workspace.
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rodn
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planoczCommented:
a SSRS report is an XML file.
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TempDBACommented:
Yup. So, it is a .rdl basically. You can create a new project and right click on the project in BIDS, add an existing item, browse and select the .rdl file. Finally, create the rds as required and its all ready to be edited.
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
A report model is not part of a regular Report Server Project.  There's a specific project type for that: Report Model Project.  So to be able to use the graphical report model editor, you'll need to create a new Report Model Project and then add the existing smdl file to it.  You probably first have to create a data source and data source view as well, though I'm not 100% about that.  Possibly you may be able to open the model without them.
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rodnAuthor Commented:
Thaks ValentinoV :-)
Sometimes it is the simple things that cause the most frustration. I 'wrongly' assumed I could do a simple 'open' on the file but that is where I only got the XML version.
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