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Generating report is sluggish

Posted on 2011-02-18
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Does anybody know why does it take less than 5 seconds to pull, for example, 15,000 rows of data in the query but it would take at least 30 seconds to render and generate a report with the 15,000 rows of data? Well, it will be especially slower when graphs and charts are involved.

We tried to cache it to run daily at a specific time, which resolves the issue but clients are not able to view the 'latest' report at current time.

So, is there a way to tweak or configure so the rendering process is quicker?

Looking forward to your opinions. Thanks!

Rgds.
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by:GeorgeGergues
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Try to use paging ( by reducing the number of rows you get per page 100 for example  )

Also Try to do a metric of how long does it run if you modify the report to select (top 100 or top 1000 from ....)

Also , try to reduce the number of calculated fields , ( I doubt that would generate any load)

Keep us posted with results


Best of luck.




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by:nethermit
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By default my query is set to
Select TOP (100) PERCENT...

I did, however, try SELECT TOP (1000)...
The query above returns with data in no more than 2 seconds in MSS Management Studio. In Reporting Services, when generating a table report it is much faster. But it has taken 35-50 seconds per chart to render.

When uploading to Sharepoint as web part, it got sluggier .. up to a minute a chart.

Anyone has any similar experience? Was a solution found to overcome sluggish report generation?
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GeorgeGergues earned 500 total points
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The other items you should look for is the memory application for the application pool running the SSRS webservice.

that is an IIS configuration . , see if it is running out of memory has a hard limit on upper memory.

Theses things will change depending on your server topology as well.
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by:nethermit
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the IIS configuration was up to expectations when checked. Perhaps the problem could ultimately lie in the size of data being pulled in.
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