Introducing the Report Server Web Service

SQL Server Reporting Services provides access to the full functionality of the report server through the Report Server Web service. The Web service uses Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) over HTTP and acts as a communications interface between client programs and the report server. The Web service provides two endpoints - one for report execution and one for report management - with methods that expose the functionality of the report server and allow you to create custom tools for any part of the report life cycle.

There are three primary ways to develop Reporting Services applications based on the Web service. You can:

Programming Diagram

Reporting Services available Web service development options

Report Server Web service development options

See Also


Reporting Services Web Services Class Library


Introducing Reporting Services Programming

Other Resources

Report Server Web Service

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