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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step by Stacia Misner

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Configuring Report Execution Properties

Report execution transforms a report stored in the ReportServer database into a rendered report that the user views. As part of the execution process, the queries defined in the report’s datasets execute and return data to the report server, which then uses the report definition file to determine how to construct the report with the retrieved data. At this point, the report is in an intermediate format that is sent to the applicable rendering extension to produce the final rendered report.

Report performance is determined largely by how much data is retrieved by the report and how much processing is required to produce the rendered report. If the users don’t need the most current data in the database each ...

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