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Console utility FRConverter 1.0 (QuickReport 9, ReportBuilder 19 , Rave Reports to FastReport VCL 6)

February 6, 2020

Author - Alexander Syrykh

Previously, there were several articles about converting QuickReport 6 and ReportBuilder 19 templates to *.fr3 format. But this is all inconvenient and requires additional effort to create a project and connect additional modules and creates difficulties when converting templates in bulk. We decid...

Migrating from QuickReport 6 to FastReport VCL 6 is quick and fun

February 5, 2020

Author - Alexander Syrykh

Today we will look at migration from QuickReport 6 to FastReport VCL 6. Let's do it with the updated Converter included in FastReport VCL 6.3, it allows you to convert your template, even without QuickReport 6 installed on your computer. Converter (ConverterQR2FR.pas) has the following list of c...

Migrating from ReportBuilder 19 to FastReport VCL 6 is quick and fun

February 5, 2020

Author - Alexander Syrykh

Today we will look at migration from ReportBuilder 19 to FastReport VCL 6. Let's do it with the updated Converter included in FastReport VCL 6.3, it allows you to convert your template, even without ReportBuilder 19 installed on your computer. Converter (ConverterQR2FR.pas) has the following li...

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 ...