Batch Versus Online Execution

CIRS provides two environments for executing report requests: batch and online.  We suggest using the online environment to develop and test report requests with record limits, and using the batch environment to execute tested report requests without record limits.  

Below is a chart to help illustrate the differences between the environments:


Access all CIRS filesYes*No
Execute Multiple Report RequestsYesYes
Save Report OutputYes**Yes
Direct Print FunctionYesNo
Edit Report OutputYesNo
Download Report OutputYes**Yes

* Some CIRS files are not available online because they are stored on tape.

** If the results are placed in a hold file.​

Last Updated: February 20, 2024