Report Designer Error Message 'Element' is an invalid XmlNodeType for Sales Order edit report

  • 2 January 2024
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I am trying to edit our Sales Order report.

I can go to Sales Order screen and click ‘edit report’

However, when I try to open the report file Report Designer does not open.

If I try to open the file from within Report Designer, I get this error:



Best answer by Manikanta Dhulipudi 3 January 2024, 18:48

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@dylantheriaultMake sure you have the matching report designer version installed. You can find the ReportDesigner.exe file and check Details Tab under properties for the File Version


Content of the report version has broken XML structure for some reason and it can't be loaded in Report Designer. If report is customized, try activate a different version and then open report through Report Designer.


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How to confirm it is the right one?

My Acumatica instance is 2021 R1.

Report Designer: 17.205.0015


It appears maybe I am using a 2017 version when I should be using an updated 2021 version?


I also don’t have issues using report designer for other reports/saving to server etc… just this one.

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Hi @dylantheriault 



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