Managing Reports in Reporting Services for Team System
After you create and publish reports in SQL Server Report Designer, you can use SQL Server Reporting Services' Report Manager to view, organize, and configure those reports. By using Report Manager, you can group related reports in folders, adjust parameters and data sources, and schedule automated reports. You can also configure different methods by which your reports are saved. For example, you can save a copy of a report (sometimes referred to as a snapshot) as report history. You can also export and save reports and have reports copied automatically to a file share.
When you open Report Manager, you start in the Contents page, which shows the items that you have permission to view. You might also have permission to add, delete, and move those items. For more information, see Contents Page (Report Manager).
After you click a report, you can perform one or more of the following tasks:
View a Report
By using the View tab, you can display results for reports. You can adjust parameters, subscribe to the report, and navigate through the report. You can also refresh, export, and print the report. For more information, see Viewing Reports.
Configure Report Properties
By using the Properties tab, you can configure different aspects of a report. The Properties tab contains the following pages:
View Report History
By using the History tab, you can create, view, and delete report snapshots. Each snapshot contains the layout and data that are captured at a specific day and time. If you change the layout or if the data has changed, those changes will appear only in snapshots that were captured after the changes were made. Saved report snapshots are not affected. You can view history for a report only if you have access to that report, and you can view the history for only one report at a time. For more information, see Managing Report History.
View and Modify Subscriptions
By using the Subscriptions tab, you can create, view, and delete subscriptions for a specific report. A subscription is a standing request to deliver a report at a specific time or in response to an event. You can use subscriptions to schedule and automate delivery of the reports that you use often. For example, you could decide to have the results of your nightly build and test runs appear in e-mail to your team each morning.
You can create two types of subscriptions:
For each subscription, you can have reports automatically delivered to you by e-mail or copied to a file share. You configure the delivery details, schedule, and the parameter values. For more information, see Subscription Overview.