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Browser Types Supported by Reporting Services

SQL Server 2000

In Reporting Services, you use a browser to run reports and Report Manager, a Web-based tool for managing and viewing report server content.

Although you can export reports to the formats of other desktop applications, the default rendering format for reports is HTML 3.2 or HTML 4.0; the browser type and version determine which format is used. Users can view reports with any browser that supports HTML 3.2 or HTML 4.0; however, functionality may vary depending on the browser and whether scripting is enabled.

The following table lists the browsers to use for certain kinds of functionality.

This functionality Description Requires
Report Manager Web-based tool used for report viewing and management. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Internet Explorer 5.5 with SP2, with scripting enabled.
Reports with scripted features, rendered in HTML 4.0 Scripted features include documentation maps, bookmarks, and show/hide. On the report toolbar, scripted features include zoom, search, refresh, export, and help. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with SP1, with scripting enabled.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 with SP2, with scripting enabled.

Netscape 7.1

Reports with non-scripted features, rendered in HTML 3.2 Non-scripted features consist of drill-through and drill-down to additional pages on a rendered report. Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 with SP2.

Netscape 4.78.

Any of the previously noted browsers, when scripting is disabled.

See Also

Running Reports

Reporting Services Component Overview

Report Manager

Viewing Reports With Report Manager

Viewing Reports With a Browser

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