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Planning for Reporting Services and Power View Browser Support (SSRS 2012)

In Reporting Services, you use a web browser to view reports and run Report Manager. Not all browsers support all report functionality. This topic describes the browser requirements for Report Manager, Report Viewer, feature availability for the supported browsers, authentication requirements, and script requirements.

Applies to: Reporting Services Native Mode | Reporting Services SharePoint mode.

In this Topic:

Content Updated: February 2014

The list of supported browsers and browser versions that Power View supports, depends on what type of document is opened. Excel 2013 workbooks and “.rdlx” files utilize different components.

Document Type

Environment

Browser support

Power View report (.RDLX)

SharePoint Server: Power View on Reporting Services SharePoint integrated mode and the Power View web application.

See Browser Requirements for Power View on SharePoint Server and Reporting Services SharePoint Integrated Mode.

Excel 2013 workbook with Power View sheets

SharePoint Server: Power View in Excel Services.

SharePoint Online (Office 365): Power View on Excel Web App.

See Browser Requirements for Power View on Excel Services.

Power View on SharePoint Server and Reporting Services SharePoint Integrated Mode

The following table summarizes the supported browser versions for Power View when a user opens a Power View report (.RDLX) on a SharePoint farm that has a Reporting Services service application and the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint installed and configured.

Browser

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008

Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.7

Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop) (1)

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop) (1)

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 9

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Internet Explorer 8

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Internet Explorer 7

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Mozilla Firefox (latest publically released version)

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

Not supported

Apple Safari (latest publically released version)

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

(1) Support added with SQL Server 2012 SP1.

Note Note

"32-bit" refers to the browser, not the operating system. You can use 32-bit Internet Explorer 9 on 64-bit Windows 7, for example.

InPrivate browsing feature in Internet Explorer

Power View does not support the InPrivate browsing feature in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9. For more information about InPrivate browsing, see What is InPrivate Browsing? (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/What-is-InPrivate-Browsing).

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Power View on Excel Services or the Excel Web App on SharePoint Online

The following table summarizes the supported browser versions for Power View when a user opens an Excel 2013 workbook with Power View sheets on a SharePoint Server that is running Excel Services:

Browser

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008

Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.7

Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop)

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop)

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 9

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Internet Explorer 8

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Mozilla Firefox (latest publically released version)

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Apple Safari (latest publically released version)

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Google Chrome (latest publically released version)

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

Not supported

To run Report Manager to manage reports and the report server, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher is required and scripting must be enabled.

Report Manager only supports Quirks mode and does not support standards mode. If you are using a browser in standards mode, you may experience issues with window size and scroll bars that are not always visible.

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The following is the current list of supported browsers and features with the report viewer. For example, viewing reports from report manager or a SharePoint library.

Browser

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008

Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.7)

iOS 6 for iPad

Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop) (1)

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop)

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 9

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 8

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Internet Explorer 7

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Mozilla Firefox (latest publically released version)

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

32-bit

Not supported

Not supported

Apple Safari (latest publically released version)

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

Not supported

32-bit, 64-bit

Supported with limited features (2)

(1) Internet Explorer 11 requires Cumulative Update Package 8 (CU 8) of SQL Server 2012 SP1. If CU8 or an equivalent update is not installed, it is required to add the report server URL to compatibility view in internet options.

(2) The following features are supported:

Note   If you are accessing a report server from a Macintosh computer, we recommend that you use Safari. If you are using a SharePoint product that is integrated with Reporting Services, see Plan browser support (Windows SharePoint Services).

URL Access for Viewing Reports

To view reports directly, rather than viewing them through Report Manager, you can use URL Access to link to the report and the report viewer. URL access supports a variety of browsers.

For more information on URL access, see the following topic:

Authentication Requirements

Browsers support specific authentication schemes that must be handled by the report server in order for the client request to succeed. The following table identifies the default authentication types supported by each browser running on a Windows operating system.

Browser type

Supports

Browser default

Server default

Internet Explorer

Negotiated, Kerberos, NTLM, Basic

Negotiate

Yes. The default authentication settings work with Internet Explorer.

Firefox

NTLM, Basic

NTLM

Yes. The default authentication settings work with Firefox.

Safari

Basic

Basic

Yes. The default authentication settings work with Safari.

Script Requirements

To use the report viewer, configure your browser to run scripts.

If scripting is not enabled, you receive the following message when you open a report:

  • Your browser does not support scripts or has been configured to not allow scripts to run. Click here to view this report without scripts.

If you choose to view the report without script support, the report is rendered in HTML without report viewer capabilities such as the report toolbar and the document map.

Note Note

The report toolbar is part of the HTML Viewer component. By default the toolbar appears at the top of every report that is rendered in a browser window. The report viewer provides features include the ability to search the report for information, scroll to a specific page, and adjust the page size for viewing purposes. For more information about the report toolbar or HTML Viewer, see HTML Viewer and the Report Toolbar.

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The ReportViewer Web server control is used to embed report functionality in an ASP.NET web application. The controls are included with Visual Studio and support different browsers and browser versions than the other components described in this topic. The type of browser used to view the application determines the kind of ReportViewer functionality that you can provide in your application. Use the table provided in this topic to determine which of the supported browsers are subject to report functionality restrictions and the supported platforms.

Due to differences in the rendering engines of the supported browsers, some advance report features may be displayed differently in different browsers (i.e. text rotation).

Scripting Requirements

Use a browser that has script support enabled. If the browser cannot run scripts, you cannot view the report.

Browser and Platform Requirements for Viewing Reports with the ReportViewer web server controls

Support for interactive report features varies by browser type. The following support matrix shows which browser types are supported on which platforms, subject to constraints noted in the Notes column.

Browser

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 7

Windows Vista and Windows XP

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2008and 2008 R2

Windows 2000

Windows Server 2003

Mac OS X

Notes

Internet Explorer 11.0 (for the desktop) (1)

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Internet Explorer in Quirks mode supports the complete set of ReportViewer features.

Internet Explorer 10.0 (for the desktop)

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Internet Explorer in Quirks mode supports the complete set of ReportViewer features.

Internet Explorer 9.0

No Supported

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Internet Explorer in Quirks mode supports the complete set of ReportViewer features.

Internet Explorer 8.0

No Supported

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Internet Explorer in Quirks mode supports the complete set of ReportViewer features. (2)

Internet Explorer 7.0

No Supported

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Internet Explorer in Quirks mode supports the complete set of ReportViewer features. (2)

Firefox (latest publically released version)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No Supported

Yes

No Supported

Printing and zooming are not supported.

Safari (latest publically released version)

No Supported

No Supported

No Supported

No Supported

No Supported

No Supported

No Supported

Yes

Printing and zooming are not supported.

The Calendar control that is used to select dates on a parameterized report is disabled in this browser. Users must type the dates that they want to use manually in the parameter prompt area.

(1) Internet Explorer 11 requires Cumulative Update Package 8 (CU 8) of SQL Server 2012 SP1. If CU8 or an equivalent update is not installed, it is required to add the report server URL to compatibility view in internet options.

(2) If you are using a browser in standards mode, you may experience issues with window size, scroll bars that are not always visible, and various other features that do not work. Also, in standards mode, Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0 do not display slanted lines in reports. If you use slanted lines in your reports, set your ASP.NET page to run in quirks mode in Internet Explorer. To do this, find the <!DOCTYPE> tag in your ASP.NET page. Or, if you use a master page, you can find the tag in the .master file. This tag looks like the following:

  • <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    

    Replace the <!DOCTYPE> tag with the following tag:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    

For more information on compatibility modes in Internet Explorer, see Defining Document Compatibility (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=180380).

For more information on using the ReportViewer controls, see Deploying Reports and ReportViewer Controls (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms251723.aspx).

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