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Report takes longer to print when suppressing rows

I have a report with a parameter that allows the user to choose if they want a detail view or a summary view. The summary view suppresses the details section. If this option is chosen, the report takes much longer to run. (10 minutes vs 80 minutes). Why does this occur? What can be done about it?

I am running CR 11 on a SQL 2005 database. The report returns about 800,000 records. There are around 100 formuals, most of which use global variables, and 3 grouping levels.

The detail version of the report comes in at about 270 pages, the summary version is 12 pages.

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Hi Ryan,

Can you check what you have under performance information? Click Report (from the top menu) and select Performance information, select Performance Timing.

Do you have Page of N function in your report? If yes, can you try without it?

Can you test report with No Priner option?

I understand there are no crosstabs or subreports in your report, am I correct?

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