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Differing Versions of Report Designer and the Engine

How using different versions of Report Designer and the Engine works.

Resolution

The version of your Engine must be equal to or greater (newer) than the version of Report Designer you are using. 

The reason for this is that newer versions of Report Designer use newer features that older versions of the Engine don't recognize. 

The best practice is to keep your version of Report Designer below or equal to the version of the Engine. The problem with using a new version of Report Designer, and an older version of the Engine is that you could possibly create features that the Engine is not aware of in your template.  It will run fine in Report Designer, but when the Engine encounters a new or altered feature, it will not be able to process it or it will process it differently than expected.

Examples

Best Method - Engine and Report Designer are the same version
Report Designer 16.2.0.188
Engine 16.2.0.188
OK - Engine has a greater version than Report Designer
Report Designer
16.1.108.0
Engine
16.2.0.188
NOT OK - Engine version is less than Report Designer version
Report Designer
16.2.0.188
Engine
16.1.108.0

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