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URL Access Syntax

You can access the report server by using a URL. URL requests can contain multiple parameters that are listed in any order. Parameters are separated by an ampersand (&) and name/value pairs are separated by an equal sign (=).



            protocol://
            server
            /
            virtualroot
            ?[/
            pathinfo
            ]&prefix:param=value[&prefix:param=value]...n]

protocol

The protocol of the URL. For example, http:// or https://.

server

The name of the computer on which the report server is running. This can include a fully qualified domain name, for example: machine.adventure-works.com.

vitualroot

The name of the virtual root of the report server.

?

The item path and parameter portion of the URL.

[/ pathinfo ]

The full path name of the item being accessed in the report server database.

&

Used to separate name and value pairs of parameters.

prefix

Optional. A parameter prefix (for example, rs: or rc:) that accesses a specific process running within the report server. If a parameter prefix for a parameter is not included, the parameter is processed by the report server as a report parameter.

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If you include a report parameter in a URL, do not preface the report parameter with a parameter prefix.

param

The parameter name.

value

URL text corresponding to the value of the parameter being used.

The following example renders a report in HTML 4.0 format.

http://servername/reportserver?/SampleReports/Employee Sales Summary&rs:Command=Render&rs:format=HTML4.0
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Any space characters in the URL string are replaced with the characters "%20," according to URL encoding standards. Similarly, a space character in the parameter portion of the URL is replaced with a plus character (+), and a semicolon in any portion of the string is replaced with the characters "%3A." Browsers should automatically perform the proper URL encoding. You do not have to encode any of the characters manually.

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