Improve Performance of Reports

[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011]

Here are some guidelines that can help you improve the performance of the report.


These guidelines are applicable for both SQL-based and Fetch-based reports.

  • Limit a report to display information from a specified time period, instead of displaying all records in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM database.

  • Pre-filter a report so that the dataset is limited.

  • Calculate aggregate totals by using SQL code or aggregations in FetchXML query, instead of passing raw data to Reporting Services and grouping.

  • Limit the number of datasets used, if possible.

  • When you compare dates, use the UTC date fields for comparisons. For example, compare the createdonutc fields and not the createdon fields in a filtered view or the FetchXML query.

SQL-based Reports

These guidelines are applicable for SQL-based reports only.

  • Do not create a report that uses a large dataset or a complex SQL query available on-demand to all users.

  • Do not select all columns from a Microsoft Dynamics CRM filtered view. Instead, explicitly specify the columns that you want to select in the SQL statement.

  • Use SQL stored procedures instead of inline SQL.

See Also

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
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