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What is the different between Report viewer and dashboard server

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131626 Jan 15,2016 08:49 PM UTC Jul 20,2017 11:28 AM UTC Dashboard Platform 3
Tags: Dashboard Server
Asked On January 15, 2016 08:49 PM UTC

Hi what is the difference between Report viewer and dashboard server, and when should I use which?


Venkatesan Rethinam [Syncfusion]
Replied On January 18, 2016 05:05 PM UTC

Hi Taz,

Please find the updates below.

Dashboard Server
Dashboard Server is a web interface for viewing, managing and sharing dashboards. Below is the list of features it has
·         Manage dashboards under category
·         User Management – Users can be easily organized into groups
·         Permission Management – Flexible permissions scheme to control access to read, write and delete dashboards
·         Custom Branding – customization capability to add your company logo, name and welcome note
·         Embedded Dashboards – Dashboards can also be embedded within your applications using the SDK provided

For more details on the Syncfusion Dashboard Platform, please follow the below link

Website : http://www.syncfusion.com/products/dashboard
Documentation :  http://help.syncfusion.com/dashboard-platform/overview

Report Viewer
Report Viewer is a visualization control to view Microsoft SSRS RDL specification report and it has following key features.
·         Supports to export the reports into document formats like PDF,WORD,EXCEL and HTML
·         Has support to modify report layout settings and view the report in print preview
·         Renders reports from Local/ Server (SSRS) and external server(Syncfusion Report Server) paths
·         Easily localizable and customizable to fit with application look and feel

Refer to the below link for more detail about Report Viewer.
Website: http://www.syncfusion.com/products/javascript/ejreportviewer
Documentation: http://help.syncfusion.com/js/reportviewer/overview
Similarly like Dashboard Server we had the Report Server products. For more details on the Syncfusion Reports Server, please follow the below link
Website: http://www.syncfusion.com/products/report-server
Documentation: http://help.syncfusion.com/report-server

R. Venkatesan

Replied On July 19, 2017 02:07 PM UTC

Can the authentication database (SQL Server in this case) be shared between reporting server and dashboard server so that the userbase /groups etc remain same?

Makila Subramaniyan [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 20, 2017 11:28 AM UTC

Hi Peritus,   
At present, we don’t have a support for sharing the database between report server and dashboard server. We have already logged the feature request for "Combining Dashboard and Report Servers into one"  and we are working on it, it will be available in any of our upcoming Dashboard Server releases.   
Makila S. 


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