Browser Based Reports




Subscription Delivery

E-mail Reports

E-mail reports to individual users and groups. Create a subscription and specify a group alias or e-mail alias to receive a report that you want to distribute. You can have Reporting Services determine the subscription data at run time. If you want to send the same report to a group that has a changing list of members, you can use a query to derive the subscription list at run time.


View Reports off-line

Users can select one of the following formats for subscription output:

  • XML file with report data
  • CSV (comma delimited)
  • PDF
  • MHTML (web archive)
  • Microsoft Excel
  • TIFF file
  • Microsoft Word

Reports that you want to archive can be sent directly to a shared folder that you back up on a nightly schedule. Large reports that take too long to load in a browser can be sent to a shared folder in a format that can be viewed in a desktop application.


Data-driven reports

Use data-driven subscriptions to customize report output, delivery options, and report parameter settings at run time. The subscription uses a query to get input values from a data source at run time. You can use data-driven subscriptions to perform a mail-merge operation that sends a report to a list of subscribers that is determined at the time the subscription is processed.


Pre-load cache

If you have multiple instances of a parameterized report or a large number of report users who view reports, you can preload reports in the cache to reduce processing time required to display the report.