View Page, Reports (Report Manager)

Use the View page for reports to view a report. When you first open a report in Report Manager, it is formatted in HTML. HTML reports include a report toolbar that appears at the top of the report so that you can navigate through report pages, search within a report, or export the report to a different format. The following diagram shows the report toolbar.

Report toolbar

Report toolbar

In Reporting Services, reports can be configured to run on demand or from a report execution snapshot. If a report is run on demand, all data processing and report processing occur each time you open the report. If you view a report that is configured to run as a report execution snapshot, data processing occurred when the snapshot was created.

Not all report features are available in all of the export formats. If you export an HTML report to another format, you can expect to see some differences in how the report appears. Also, if the report includes interactive features (such as hyperlinks, bookmarks, or document maps) those features might not be available or work the same way in the new format. For more information, see Exporting Reports (Report Builder 3.0 and SSRS).

You can generate data feeds from reports. The Reporting Services Atom rendering extension generates two Atom-compliant documents: an Atom service document that lists the data feeds the report provides and the data feeds that contains the report data. The data feeds are generated by Reporting Services in a standardized Atom 1.0 compliant format that it readable and exchangeable with applications that consume Atom compliant data feeds. For example the PowerPivot client can consume data feeds that are generated from reports. For more information, see Generating Data Feeds from Reports (Report Builder 3.0 and SSRS).

A report that contains input fields and a View Report button is a parameterized report. To view a parameterized report, you may need to provide values that are used to run the report.


If you are running SQL Server Express with Advanced Services, report execution snapshots and some export formats are not available. For more information about which features are available, see Finding and Viewing Reports in Report Manager (Report Builder 3.0 and SSRS).

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