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Re: Difference between Notification Svcs and Reporting Svcs ?

Subject: Re: Difference between Notification Svcs and Reporting Svcs ?
From: "Shyam Pather [MSFT]"
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 10:32:14 -0700
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sqlserver.notificationsvcs
Reporting services gives you the ability to subscribe to a report and
request that it be delivered to you at certain times.

NS is a much more general framework that lets you build pub-sub applications
that allow users to subscribe to any type of event and receive notifications
about those events over a variety of protocols and devices.

If all you need to do is give users a way to request reports be delivered to
them at certain times of the day, RS should meet your needs. But if you're
trying to build, for example, and application that allows users to subscribe
for notifications when the stock level of a particular item in a warehouse's
inventory drops below a certain threshold, you should use NS.

I hope this distinction is clear -- if you need more information, please ask
and I'll do my best to clarify.

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<[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
> I am confused about overlapped functionality between Notification
> Svcs(NS) and Reporting Svcs(RS).
> I know that RS has report design function that NS does not, BUT both
> have 'Notification Capability'.
> Could any body please tell me, what are the differences of
> 'Notification Capability' in NS & RS ??
> Thank you for your info,
> Krist

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