Generating results may take time, and during that period Servers may already expose partial results, i.e., results that do contain some information but are not complete. For example, a vision system may inspect a produced part several times from different angles, and each inspection is a partial result. The meta data of the result indicate, when the result is only a partial result.

The ResultContent or the ResultEvaluation and potentially in addition the ResultFile together provide the complete result. Servers may also provide a reduced result summarizing the overall result. For example, a vision system inspecting a produced part may provide in the result the raw image data of the product part in addition to the flag indicating if the quality of the produced part is sufficient. The ReducedResultContent may only contain the quality information without the raw image data. The optional ReducedResultContent is provided with the ResultReadyEvents and the Variables of the Results folder.