SQL Server Reporting Services features supported by editions
Applies to: SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and later Power BI Report Server
This topic explains the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) features supported by the different editions of SQL Server. SQL Server Evaluation edition is available for a 180-day trial period.
- Release notes for SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
- What's new in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
- Features supported by the editions of SQL Server
SQL Server Reporting Services
For features supported by the Evaluation and Developer editions, see the SQL Server Enterprise edition column in the following table.
|Feature name||Enterprise||Standard||Web||Express with Advanced Services||Developer|
|Power BI reports and Excel workbooks4||Yes, with Software Assurance||Yes|
|Mobile reports and analytics||Yes||Yes|
|Supported catalog database SQL Server edition||Standard or higher||Standard or higher||Web||Express||Standard or higher|
|Supported data source SQL Server edition||All SQL Server editions||All SQL Server editions||Web||Express||All SQL Server editions|
|Report designer web portal||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Export to Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PDF, and images||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Enhanced gauges and charting||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pin report items to Power BI dashboards||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Report as data feeds||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Create custom roles for role-based security||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Model item security||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Infinite click through||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Email and file share subscriptions and scheduling||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Report history, execution snapshots, and caching||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Remote and non-SQL data source support1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Data source, delivery, and rendering and RDCE extensibility||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Data-driven report subscription||Yes||Yes|
|Scale-out deployment (web farms)||Yes||Yes|
|Alerting2 (SSRS 2016)||Yes||Yes|
|Power view2 (SSRS 2016)||Yes||Yes|
1 For more information on supported data sources in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), see Data sources supported by Reporting Services (SSRS).
2 Requires SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services in SharePoint mode. For more information, see Install SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint mode. Starting in SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services, integration with SharePoint is no longer available. Power View support is no longer available after SQL Server 2017.
3 Only in Power BI Report Server and SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services and later.
4 Only in Power BI Report Server.
SQL Server Express with Tools and SQL Server Express don't support SQL Server Reporting Services.
Edition requirements for the report server database
When you create a report server database, not all editions of SQL Server can be used to host the database. The following table shows you which editions of the Database Engine you can use for specific editions of SQL Server Reporting Services.
|For this edition of SQL Server Reporting Services or Power BI Report Server,||Use this edition of the Database Engine instance to host the database.|
|Power BI Premium (for Power BI Report Server)||Enterprise or Standard editions (local or remote)|
|Enterprise (including Enterprise Software Assurance)||Enterprise or Standard editions (local or remote)|
|Standard||Enterprise or Standard editions (local or remote)|
|Web||Web edition (local only)|
|Express with Advanced Services||Express with Advanced Services (local only)|
Business intelligence clients
The following software client applications are available on the Microsoft Download Center. They help you create business intelligence documents that run on a SQL Server instance. When you host these documents in a server environment, use an edition of SQL Server that supports that document type. The following table identifies which SQL Server edition contains the server features required to host the documents created in these client applications.
|Tool name||Enterprise||Standard||Web||Express with Advanced Services||Developer|
|Power BI Desktop optimized for Power BI Report Server, .pbix||Yes, with Software Assurance||Yes|
|Report Builder, .rdl and .rds||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher, .rsmobile||Yes||Yes|
|Power BI apps for mobile devices (iOS, Windows, and Android), .rsmobile||Yes||Yes|
- The preceding table identifies the SQL Server editions that are required to enable these client tools. However, these tools can access data hosted on any edition of SQL Server.
- SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher is the single point for creation of mobile reports. Connect to an SSRS server to access data sources and create reports. Then publish them to the SSRS server for others in the organization to access, either on the server or on mobile devices. You can also use SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher stand alone with local data sources. However, SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher is deprecated for all releases of SQL Server Reporting Services after SQL Server Reporting Services 2019.
- Whether you use SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services or later (SSRS) on-premises, Power BI in the cloud, or both as your report delivery solution, you only need one mobile app to access dashboards and mobile reports on mobile devices. The Power BI apps are available for download from the Windows, iOS, or Android app stores.
Read about Features supported by the editions of SQL Server 2017.
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