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:

 

F​unction

Batch

Online

Interactive

No

Yes

Access all CIRS files

Yes

*No

Execute Multiple Report Requests

Yes

Yes

Save Report Output

Yes

**Yes

Direct Print Function

Yes

No

Edit Report Output

Yes

No

Download Report Output

Yes

**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