Report Execution Options

Another very useful feature of SSRS is the capability to cache report content and dataset data, to display data as of a certain date, to display historical snapshots of those data, to refresh those snapshots, and to do so on a scheduled basis. The following sections describe these capabilities.

Live Reports and Sessions

By default, when a report is deployed on the server, it is configured to be run live, or on demand. Every time a user clicks a report link in Report Manager, the report queries are executed. The report is processed, filters are applied, sorting is performed, and expressions are evaluated. Finally, the report is rendered to the desired format and returned to the user. The binary result of report execution ...

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