consume ReportServer with Webservice API

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  1. IBEE
    IBEE avatar
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    Aug 2005

    Posted 02 Aug Link to this post


    is there a way to generate and receive Report via Webservice?
    I would select a report (on the ReportServer), maybe change the datasource with an other defined datasource and grab the PDF of this report.


    I find somes docs about WCS ReportService.svc that seems to let us generate report but I'm a bit confused about it and the difference between it and ReportServer.



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    Nasko avatar
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    Posted 04 Aug Link to this post


    The Report Server uses the Telerik Reporting REST Service Web API Implementation to preview reports when you click on them in the Reports view. The preview will be found on a URL in the following format:


    You can also access the Telerik Reporting REST Service directly e.g.:


    For more information about the REST Service API please refer to REST API Reference.

    The other service that you mentioned is used by the Report Server for report scheduling. You can schedule reports for rendering and send them over email. More information about this functionality is available in the Scheduled Tasks Management help article.

    Also, note that in Report Server R3 2016 we’ll implement a new API to access Report Server assets programmatically. The API will include most actions which a user can do through the web interface of the Report Server, such as category management, scheduling reports and exporting reports stored in the server to one of the supported formats.

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