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SQL Server Reporting Services: Benefits of a 3rd Party Scheduler

SQL Server has an internal SSRS Reports scheduling system that can manage and distribute your report subscriptions. Does it do the job? Do SSRS’ internal features satisfy all of the business’ needs? In some cases, firms look to 3rd party solutions to complete their projects. Some solutions enable a greater flexibility in subscription publication, or offer a wider array of scheduling options, while others help manage SSRS Reports. Most importantly, using a 3rd party solution such as SQL-RD can provide a much higher ROI for initial, ongoing and future costs.

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SharePoint Integrated Mode Vs. Native Mode In SQL-RD

SQL-RD is often used to schedule SSRS report subscriptions. Connecting to your reports via the Reporting Services. .ASMX, SQL-RD can automatically run the report, populate necessary parameters and deliver the report to a recipient via Email, Fax, FTP, SMS or even SharePoint. SQL-RD can schedule reports in SharePoint integrated mode or native mode.

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Top 4 Ways To Make Automating SQL Reports Easy

Report publishing can often be a chore for SQL server administrators. Users constantly requesting reports or the unending duty of managing report subscriptions. There is a way to end this suffering. No, we are not talking about a career change. The only way to release this burden is automating SQL reports! When using a third party program, it can actually be easy, and if you are nerdy enough, fun! Using an external tool such as SQL There are a few ways to automate your SSRS reports. 

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How to Publish SQL Server Reports Outside of SSRS

Continuing our series on SQL-RD and ways “out of system workflows” maximize SSRS’ capabilities, let’s explore exactly how SQL-RD can publish SQL Server reports. In the past, we have looked at why an administrator would want to schedule SSRS reports outside of SQL Server. Reasons ranged from increased flexibility, more export options, and report output security. In this article, we will run through setting up two of SQL-RD’s most basic scheduling functions: the Single Report Schedule and the Packaged Report Schedule. Though this article isn’t meant to be a fully fledged tutorial, it will give administrators feel for how SQL-RD can be used to publish SQL Server reports.

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Know How To Schedule SSRS Conditional Subscriptions

We have published a number of guides for scheduling SSRS reports to email, or data driving SSRS reports. Today let’s review how to schedule SSRS conditional subscriptions. Using  Event Based Schedules in SQL-RD, you can build complex workflows that can trigger RS reports based on events or conditions, for example database record has changed; email has been received; file has been updated, etc. You can monitor for these conditions at certain intervals, or in real-time. If these conditions are met, then it will run specified reports and even BPM tasks. Using SQL-RD to schedule SSRS conditional subscriptions is actually quite easy. The real challenge is working through exactly how to structure the schedule and the tasks.

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