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Pausing Report and Subscription Processing

You cannot pause a report or subscription directly. However, you can interrupt report and subscription processing prior to the process starting or when a data source connection is made. You can also prevent a report or subscription from processing by making it inaccessible to users.

The following strategies can be used to temporarily prevent a process from occurring.

The best way to make a report unavailable is to temporarily remove the role assignment that provides access to the report. This approach can be used on all reports regardless of how the data source connection is made. This approach targets only the report, without affecting the operation of other reports or items.

To remove the role assignment, open the Security Properties page of the report in Report Manager. If the report inherits security from a parent, you can click Edit Item Security to create a restrictive security policy that omits role assignments that provide widespread access (for example, you can remove a role assignment that provides access to Everyone, and keep the role assignment that provides access to a small group of users, such as Administrators).

One advantage to using shared data sources is that you can disable it to prevent a report or data-driven subscription from running. Disabling a shared data source disconnects the report from its external source. While it is disabled, the data source is unavailable to all reports and subscriptions that use it. To disable a shared data source, open the data source in Report Manager and clear the Enable this data source check box.

Note that the report still loads even if the data source is unavailable. The report does not contain data, but users with appropriate permissions can access the property pages, security settings, report history, and subscription information associated with the report.

If a report or subscription runs from a shared schedule, you can pause the schedule to prevent processing. All report and subscription processing that is driven by the schedule is deferred until the schedule is resumed. For more information, see Pausing and Resuming Shared Schedules.

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