Planning for Reporting Services and Power View Browser Support (Reporting Services 2014)

In Reporting ServicesSQL Server 2014, you use a web browser to view reports and run Report Manager. Not all browsers support all report functionality. This topic describes the support and requirements for Report Manager management features, viewing reports, the Report Viewer controls in Visual Studio. The topic also summarizes feature availability for the supported browsers, authentication requirements, and script requirements.

Applies to: Reporting Services SharePoint mode | Reporting Services Native mode

In this Topic:

Power View Browser Scenarios

The list of supported browsers and browser versions that Power View supports, depends on what type of document is opened. Excel 2013 workbooks and “.rdlx” files utilize different components.

Document Type Environment Browser support
Power View report (.RDLX) SharePoint Server: Power View on Reporting Services SharePoint integrated mode and the Power View web application. See Power View on SharePoint Server and Reporting Services SharePoint Integrated Mode.
Excel 2013 workbook with Power View sheets SharePoint Server: Power View in Excel Services.

SharePoint Online (Office 365): Power View on Excel Web App.
See Power View on Excel Services or the Excel Web App on SharePoint Online.

Power View on SharePoint Server and Reporting Services SharePoint Integrated Mode

The following table summarizes the supported browser versions for Power View when a user opens a Power View report (.RDLX) on a SharePoint farm that has a Reporting Services service application and the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint installed and configured.

Browser Windows 8 and 8.1 Windows 7 Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9
Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop) 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop) 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 9 Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported
Internet Explorer 8 Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported
Mozilla Firefox (latest publically released version) 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit Not supported
Apple Safari (latest publically released version) Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit

Note

"32-bit" refers to the browser, not the operating system. You can use 32-bit Internet Explorer 9 on 64-bit Windows 7, for example.

InPrivate browsing feature in Internet Explorer

Power View does not support the InPrivate browsing feature in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9. For more information about InPrivate browsing, see What is InPrivate Browsing? (http://windows.microsoft.com/Windows7/What-is-InPrivate-Browsing).

Power View on Excel Services or the Excel Web App on SharePoint Online

The following table summarizes the supported browser versions for Power View when a user opens an Excel 2013 workbook with Power View sheets on a SharePoint Server that is running Excel Services:

Browser Windows 8 and 8.1 Windows 7 Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9
Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop) 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop) 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 9 Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported
Internet Explorer 8 Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported
Mozilla Firefox (latest publically released version) 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit, 64-bit
Apple Safari (latest publically released version) Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit
Google Chrome (latest publically released version) 32-bit (*) For limited time 32-bit (*) For limited time 32-bit (*) For limited time 32-bit (*) For limited time 32-bit (*) For limited time Not supported

(*) Chrome will stop supporting the Netscape Plug-in API (NPAPI), used by Silverlight. Power View is dependent on Silverlight. For more information, see The Final Countdown for NPAPI.

Report Manager Browser Requirements (Native mode)

The following is the current list of supported browsers you can use to run the Reporting Services native mode Report Manager to manage reports and the report server.

Browser
Internet Explorer 7 or newer and scripting must be enabled.
Mozilla FireFox (latest publically released version)
Apple Safari (latest publically released version)
Google Chrome (latest publically released version)

Browser Requirements for Viewing Reports

The following is the current list of browsers and features supported with the report viewer. The report viewer supports viewing reports from Reporting Services report manager and SharePoint libraries.

Browser Windows 8 and 8.1 Windows 7 Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9 iOS 6 -7 for iPad
Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop) 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop) 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 9 Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 8 Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Internet Explorer 7 Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Not supported Not supported
Mozilla Firefox (latest publically released version) 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit Not supported Not supported
Apple Safari (latest publically released version) Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported 32-bit, 64-bit Supported with limited features (1)
Google Chrome (latest publically released version) 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit 32-bit Not supported Not supported

(1) The following features are supported:

URL Access for Viewing Reports

To view reports directly, rather than viewing them through Report Manager, you can use URL Access to link to the report and the report viewer. URL access supports a variety of browsers.

For more information on URL access, see the following topic:

Authentication Requirements

Browsers support specific authentication schemes that must be handled by the report server in order for the client request to succeed. The following table identifies the default authentication types supported by each browser running on a Windows operating system.

Browser type Supports Browser default Server default
Internet Explorer Negotiated, Kerberos, NTLM, Basic Negotiate Yes. The default authentication settings work with Internet Explorer.
Firefox NTLM, Basic NTLM Yes. The default authentication settings work with Firefox.
Safari Basic Basic Yes. The default authentication settings work with Safari.
Chrome Negotiated, NTLM, Basic Negotiated Yes. The default authentication settings work with Chrome.

Script Requirements

To use the report viewer, configure your browser to run scripts.

If scripting is not enabled, you will see an error message similar to the following when you open a report:

  • Your browser does not support scripts or has been configured to not allow scripts to run. Click here to view this report without scripts.

    If you choose to view the report without script support, the report is rendered in HTML without report viewer capabilities such as the report toolbar and the document map.

Note

The report toolbar is part of the HTML Viewer component. By default the toolbar appears at the top of every report that is rendered in a browser window. The report viewer provides features include the ability to search the report for information, scroll to a specific page, and adjust the page size for viewing purposes. For more information about the report toolbar or HTML Viewer, see HTML Viewer and the Report Toolbar.

Browser Support for ReportViewer Web Server Controls in Visual Studio

The ReportViewer Web server control is used to embed report functionality in an ASP.NET web application. The controls are included with Visual Studio and support different browsers and browser versions than the other components described in this topic. The type of browser used to view the application determines the kind of ReportViewer functionality that you can provide in your application. Use the table provided in this topic to determine which of the supported browsers are subject to report functionality restrictions and the supported platforms.

Due to differences in the rendering engines of the supported browsers, some advance report features may be displayed differently in differnt browsers. For example, text rotation.

Scripting Requirements

Use a browser that has script support enabled. If the browser cannot run scripts, you cannot view the report.

Browser Requirements for Viewing Reports with the ReportViewer web server controls

Support for interactive report features varies by browser type. The following support matrix shows which browser types are supported on which platforms, subject to constraints noted in the Notes column.

Browser Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Windows 7 Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Windows Server 2003 Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9 Notes
Internet Explorer 11 (for the desktop Yes Yes Yes Not supported Not supported Not supported Internet Explorer supports the complete set of ReportViewer features.
Internet Explorer 10 (for the desktop) Yes Yes Yes Not supported Not supported Not supported Internet Explorer supports the complete set of ReportViewer features.
Internet Explorer 9 Not supported Yes Not supported Yes Yes Yes Internet Explorer supports the complete set of ReportViewer features.
Internet Explorer 8.0 Not supported Yes Not supported Yes Yes1 Not supported Internet Explorer supports the complete set of ReportViewer features. 1
Internet Explorer 7.0 Not supported Yes Not supported Yes Yes1 Not supported Internet Explorer supports the complete set of ReportViewer features. 1
Firefox (latest publically released version) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not supported Printing and zooming are not supported.
Safari (latest publically released version) Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Yes Printing and zooming are not supported.

The Calendar control that is used to select dates on a parameterized report is disabled in this browser. Users must type the dates that they want to use manually in the parameter prompt area.
Chrome (latest publically released version) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not supported Printing and Zooming are not supported.

1In standards mode, Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0 do not display slanted lines in reports. If you use slanted lines in your reports, set your ASP.NET page to run in quirks mode in Internet Explorer. To do this, find the <!DOCTYPE> tag in your ASP.NET page. Or, if you use a master page, you can find the tag in the .master file. This tag looks like the following:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">  

Replace the <!DOCTYPE> tag with the following tag:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">  

For more information on compatibility modes in Internet Explorer, see Defining Document Compatibility (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=180380).

For more information on using the ReportViewer controls, see Deploying Reports and ReportViewer Controls (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms251723.aspx).

See Also

Reporting Services Tools
Report Manager (SSRS Native Mode)
HTML Viewer and the Report Toolbar
URL Access Parameter Reference