options for query to be converted to report.

when the results of a query have to be transformed to a report which different people can hit/run at the same time, what the best options to capsulate the query in? (like view vs proc vs udf).. at least 2 parameters maybe part of the input from user which will be used in the query to make the report.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Define 'hit/run'.

Assuming SSRS..
If we're talking parameters, a stored procedure will work every time, and I almost always use SP's behind reports.
Only materialized views will accept parameters, which imply a host of other side effects that may not be desired.
No clue on the udf.
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
User-defined functions can take parameters; however, you may sacrifice performance depending on the type of UDF.  I agree with JIm that stored procedures are a good option.  I also use UDFs in some situations with success, so you can take that approach if you need specific functionality like JOINing the results to another table.
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planoczCommented:
I agree with JIm that stored procedures are a best option
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