Appendix B. Glossary
action An end-user-initiated operation that, for example, can launch another report, open a URL, or transfer focus to a bookmark.
aggregate function A function that performs a summary calculation on a series of data and returns a single value. Each aggregate function uses the
Scope parameter, which defines the scope (such as grouping, data set, or data region) in which the aggregate function is performed.
assembly A managed application module that contains class metadata and managed code.
authentication The process of validating that the user attempting to connect to Reporting Server is authorized to do so.
authorization The operation that verifies the permissions and access rights granted to a user to securable report items, ...