What is PDF Bursting?
If a picture paints a thousand words, then a video must paint millions. Take a look at the video below to see the speed comparison between Crystal Report bursting and PDF bursting.
The concept of report bursting is not new. In the Crystal Reports world, report bursting is typically handled by modifying the report’s group selection formula so that each group value gets a separate report. In the SSRS world, the only way to handle report bursting has been via data-driven-like techniques. In both scenarios, the report is rendered individually for every group value.
PDF Report Bursting allows a report to be run only once and then split up (exploded) and delivered to nominated recipients that are based on a special tag in the document. As the database is accessed only once for all the report recipients, PDF Report Bursting can increase report production and delivery speeds by more than 90% when compared to traditional report bursting methods.[Read more…]