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URL Access

The report server is accessible through URL requests. URL requests contain parameters that are processed by the report server. The way in which the report server handles URL requests depends on the parameters, parameter prefixes, and types of items that are included in the URL. For more information about specific parameter prefixes, see Using Parameter Prefixes in a URL.

You can use URL access to embed hyperlinks to reports and other report server items in the applications that you develop. Report server URLs adhere to the URL formatting guidelines as proposed by the joint World Wide Web Consortium W3C/IETF draft standard. Reporting Services URL functionality is compatible with most Internet browsers or applications that support standard URL addressing.

In This Section

Topic Description

URL Access Syntax

Describes the syntax for accessing the report server directly through a URL.

Using Parameter Prefixes in a URL

Lists the parameter prefixes available for use in URL access.

Using the Command Parameter

Describes how to use URL commands.

Using a URL to Access Report Server Items

Describes how to reference a report server item in a URL.

Using URL Access Parameters

Describes the URL access parameters that are available for configuring the way in which reports are displayed in the viewer.

Rendering a Report Using URL Access

Describes how to run reports through URL access.

Specifying a Rendering Format in a URL

Describes the parameters used to specify particular rendering formats.

Passing a Report Parameter Within a URL

Describes how to pass report parameters to a report using a URL.

Managing Report Sessions Using a URL

Describes how to use URL commands to manage session state.

Rendering Report History Snapshots Using URL Access

Describes how to render a report history snapshot using URL commands.

Using a URL to Search a Report

Describes how to specify search text in a URL.

Setting Data Source Credentials in a URL

Describes how to use URL commands to set data source credentials.

Specifying Device Information Settings in a URL

Describes how to use URL commands to pas device info settings.

Setting the Report Language Parameter in a URL

Describes how to override report server language settings in a URL. Reports will render in the language set in the URL.

See Also


Introducing Reporting Services Programming

Other Resources

Integrating Reporting Services Using URL Access
Reporting Services Programming
Finding and Viewing Reports in Report Manager

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance