Setting the Global Report Execution Timeout
have discussed, we can limit the amount of time for processing a report within Report
Manager: Report Execution Timeout value can be set "globally"
in Report Manager, where it serves as the default Report Execution
Timeout for all reports. Even though such a default is set, we can
override it, and provide custom Report Execution Timeout values, for
individual reports, as we shall see later in our practice session. First, let's
take a look at setting the Report Execution Timeout for the entire
report population from Report Manager.
will begin by accessing Report Manager.
the Reporting Services program group that installs within a
typical setup. The equivalent on my PC appears as shown in Illustration 19.
Manager to initialize the application.
NOTE: If Report
Manager does not appear in the manner shown, whether because you declined
setup of the program group, a disablement of the feature, or other, unknown
reason, simply get there by typing the appropriate URL into the address bar of
your web browser. The default URL is as follows:
As an example, my <webservername> would be MOTHER1,
the name of my server, and would appear, in this approach, in my browser Address
line as depicted in Illustration 2.
Illustration 20: Navigate
to Report Manager ...
arrive at the Home page of the Report Manager, Folder View, Content
tab, where we see the new RS015 folder appear (circled below), as shown
in Illustration 21.
Illustration 21: Report
Manager Folder View
Settings, in the upper right corner of the browser (known as the Global
Toolbar), as depicted in Illustration 22.
Illustration 22: Click
Site Settings ...
arrive at the Site Settings page. As many of us are aware, this is where
we enable various features and set default values for a Report Server Web
site. Site Settings can only be accessed by those with report server
we will return to the
Site Settings page in prospective articles, we will focus at this point
on the Report Execution Timeout setting that appears within the associated
section, about halfway down the page. The Report Execution Timeout settings
are composed of two checkboxes, one with a value box, which appear under the
heading Report Execution Timeout.
installs with a default setting of "enabled" limited execution, with
a default value of 1800 seconds / 30 minutes. Recall that the DBA for whom we
are performing our services would like to impose an execution limit of 15
minutes on the general report population. Let's make a change to the Report
Execution Timeout value on the Site Settings page to meet the
the checkbox to the left of Limit
report execution to the following number of seconds: is selected.
value in the box to the right with the following number:
line in the Report Execution
Timeout section of the Site
Settings page appears
as shown in Illustration 23.
Illustration 23: Report
Execution Timeout Section of Site Settings with Modifications
to apply the modifications.
Return to the Home
page of Report Manager (click Home to the left of Site
Settings, in the Global Toolbar, from whence we jumped to the Site
Settings page earlier).
In setting the Report
Execution Timeout at 900 seconds, we have enacted a cancellation of report
processing for any report for which the preparation of the Intermediate
Format (discussed in the Objective and Business Scenario section above) exceeds 15
minutes. Upon cancellation, the individual attempting to execute the report
will receive a message that informs him / her of the fact that processing has
been cancelled due to timeout.
As we can see, setting
the "global" Report Execution Timeout itself is quite simple.
There is, however, a further consideration in rendering our setting effective.
We will look at that consideration in the next section.
Manager open at the Home page. We will return to it in a subsequent