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How to set a picture in a report from the user application code

January 8, 2020

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Quite often there is a need to set various images in the report depending on any conditions or input parameters. This problem was encountered by the user of the List & Label report generator: Is there a way to programmatically insert an inline image into a List & Label document from .net co...

How to make the same report pages with different headers

January 8, 2020

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Sometimes your work needs one and the same report, but with a few changes. For example, different headers for different departments. So, for example, a user of the ActiveReports report generator wants to create such a report: For example, the user select copies for the customer and for administrati...

How to export several reports into one PDF file

January 8, 2020

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The theme for this article was one of the questions users of the generator List & Label reporting on the support forum. I need to create a package of documents into 1 PDF file. So far I am able to create individual PDF file but I am not sure how to combine them. Can LL21 do this or I need to fi...

How to display a sub-report based on conditions of the parent report

January 8, 2020

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Many modern report generators allow you to embed another report, the so-called sub-report. Why would you do that? For example, for the convenience of designing a report. If the main report and sub-report have a different type, it is easier to create them separately. In addition, by dividing the rep...

How to make custom ToolBar in report preview

January 8, 2020

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Most report generators have a report-viewing mode with a toolbar from which you can make various manipulations of the report. For example, flipping through pages, printing, exporting and more. However, sometimes there is not enough buttons with any functionality. This can be a quick export to some f...

How to draw a chart based on custom variables

January 8, 2020

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

An important part of the report is a graphical component, namely graphs and charts. They allow you to quickly analyse the data to assess the trend of growth or fall, or just quickly read information. That is how human perception works, that the graphic information is received more quickly. Therefore...

How to create the connection to JSON database from the application code

December 15, 2019

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Most reports display some data. Typically, this data is obtained from databases. Therefore, the report has a connection to the data source in order to have a list of available tables and fields, as well as the data itself. But what if at the time of writing the report, you only had a local database ...

How to connect to MongoDB from the FastReport.Net report

November 16, 2019

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

First of all, you need to assemble a plug-in connector library to the database for the reporting designer. It is located in a folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\FastReports\FastReport.Net\Extras\Connections\FastReport.MongoDB Open the project, restore NuGet packets and reassemble it. As a result, in t...

How to filter data by date in the report using the dialogue form

November 16, 2019

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The dialogue forms in a report are mainly needed to filter the data. As a rule, controls are placed on the form, with the help of which values are set. Then, these values are used to further filter the data. But most of the controls allow you to filter the data directly. That is, they can be linked ...

How to connect to VistaDB

November 15, 2019

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The Vista database will fall into the type of embedded databases. These databases differ from client server databases in that they are designed to be embedded in a client application as a file. The range of tasks of such a base will also be different from the database. Typically, these are databases...