Chapter 17

Content Management

What's in this chapter?

Using Report Manager

Content management activities

Item-level security

Content management automation

As discussed in Chapter 2, reports are made available through a three-phase process of authoring, management, and delivery called the reporting life cycle.

Much of the material in the preceding chapters focused on the authoring phase of the life cycle. This chapter marks the book's transition to focusing on the management and delivery phases. The goal of this and the subsequent chapters is to show you how to effectively put content you have spent hours, days, or even weeks developing into the hands of your users. Even if you're focused primarily on report authoring, you are encouraged to understand this material.

In this chapter, you explore the management of Reporting Services content. Reporting Services content includes reports, report models, shared data sources, and report resources as well as the folder structure within which these are maintained. Shared schedules, used by reports for subscriptions, history, and snapshots, are also addressed in this chapter even though these items are maintained at the site level, outside the folder structure.

In Native mode, Reporting Services content management is performed primarily through the Report Manager application. Scripts executed through the RS utility provide an alternative means of performing these tasks.

In SharePoint Integrated mode, content management activities are performed ...

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