Only way to update the linked subreport location is to delete the original subreport from the hard drive and then set location again. Then a UI would pop up to browse to the new subreport location.
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This feature has now been added to the Subreport Format Editor ( Subreport Tab )
You can now Browse to the location and on existing reports it shows you the fully qualified path.
Also note this functionality has been added to the .NET SDK see Knowledge Base 1870775
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