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Saving a report in PDF/X format

August 13, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

PDF/X format designed for the exchange of data, ready for printing. The idea is to create a document that can be printed on any printer identically. It is important for polygraphy, where it is important to print documents on any print device uniformly, whether the printer or plotter. PDF/X document ...

Peculiarities of built-in Chrome PDF viewer

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The PDF format is so prevalent in the document flow, that is quite rightly called it the most popular in this area. Such a document is self-sufficient, it can include graphical information, special fonts, and more. There are many free software for viewing PDF files. Modern browsers also allow you to...

Using reports when developing MVC applications

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

If you create a Web project on the MVC pattern is a reasonable question - how to use the web-reports FastReport.Net? In this article I will tell you about it. Since MVC architecture View separated from the Logic, then we can't use the visual WebReport component. We'll have to work with report in co...

Several reports in the same object WebReport - Working with tabs

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Web Reports direction actively develops in FastReport.Net. A new feature - bookmarks, you can create a bookmark to a web report toolbar. These tabs allow you to open other reports in the same window. Such a decision may be convenient to display a series of reports similar subjects or reports related...

Report on entire web page

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In previous articles, we discussed how to create a web report. And it looked like this: Agree that not very attractive looks. Scroll bars, a small display area of the report. But it is possible to stretch a report on the entire page. To do this, set the properties of an object WebReport1 SingleP...

Clip property of text object - setting boundaries of drawing

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article I would like to draw your attention to an interesting property of the of the object Text. Clip property determines whether to display the text, if it goes beyond the boundaries of the object. If this feature is enabled, the text will be cut according to the boundaries of the object. ...

Configure options of viewer Acrobat PDF files when exporting from FastReport.NET

August 11, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Title of the article partly reveals subject. I would like to consider configuration a viewer PDF files when exporting FastReport.Net report. This can be Acrobat Reader or browser's built-in viewer (Edge, Chrome) or any other viewer. You'll find that some of the options are very useful. Here is the t...

Guides in the FastReport.Net designer

August 10, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

When designing a report template, you often need to build controls on the same layer. In FastReport VCL, for example, this applies to the grid on the report page. In FastReport.Net grid represents only a point of intersection of the lines in the ground. This is not so distracting as the line but at ...

Encryption reports in FastReport.Net

August 10, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Reports encryption is a very useful option. In many enterprises, security policy provides for encryption of documents by transfer on external network. Of course, there is plenty of software to encrypt, but FastReport.Net allows you to do this by their own means. For the reports encryption it uses th...

Advices accelerating report creation

August 10, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Today I would like to talk about some of the techniques to accelerate the development of the report. We are all accustomed to the drag & drop technology. Most often in such a way, the developers adds controls and field from the tables to the reports page. But you forget that you can drag more th...

Barcodes in FastReport.Net

August 9, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

For more than half a century used barcodes. But this popularity they received during the database development. Barcodes allows you to quickly identify the goods and to find information about it in the database. However, today's two-dimensional bar codes can contain all the information about the prod...

How to change the Online Designer configuration in the program code

July 29, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Before downloading the Online Designer from the FastReport site, you must first compile it. But, for this you must first configure the program in a special visual builder. But what if your needs have changed and you need a different configuration? You have to again create OnlineDesigner in the visua...

How to upload report into Online Designer and download edited report

July 29, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the first questions that faces Online Designer users is how to organize downloading reports from a local computer? Today we will consider uploading from the local computer to Online Designer and downloading the modified report using the example of the ASP.Net MVC application. Create an ASP.N...

How to handle errors when calling WebReport.DesignerSaveCallBack

July 29, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Online Designer is an excellent tool for creating reports on the Internet. Let's look at the situation. You create a report template, save it, and ... See the message "was not saved". But what is wrong? How do you know what the error is? Now, the web report has the Debug property, with which you can...

Generating reports in SAP NetWeaver with FastReport.Net – Part 2 - Output messages (print documents)

May 8, 2017

Author - Михаил Дроздов

Part 1 of the article Task: To build print form of purchase order and generate it for document type “NB standard order”. Example: Prepare Data dictionary. For PO output data we need to create structures in ABAP dictionary. These structures will be used in the report designer a...

Connection to a huge database CSV

April 30, 2017

Author - Oleg Kojnikov

Not so long ago in FastReport .NET was added the ability to load data from a csv file. In other words, a CSV file can now be used as a data source. This was done after some time from one of the users entered an interesting query to a support. He claimed that he has a CSV file that does not open, in...

How to display an estimated number of records on a report page

April 10, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The function of limitation of the number of output records often causes some difficulties with FastReport.Net users despite the fact, that it is considered to be rather simple. This work seeks to bridge the knowledge gap in the way of displaying a certain number of records on a page with the help of...

CMYK in PDF export

April 7, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

CMYK is a color model based on a synthesis of any color that is based on four basic colors: blue (the Cyan), purple (Magenta), yellow (Yellow), Black (Key Color). This model is mainly used in printing industry. Reviewing CMYK, one more color model must be mentioned –RGB. The color model RGB c...

How to make auto refreshable web reports

March 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

When there is a need to reflect the current situation in your enterprise with the help of web reports, you might need to update information automatically on a site without any user's involvement. If you use more than one of these reports with auto refresh function on a single page of a web site, you...

How to create Master - Detail report from unrelated tables

March 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

How to create Master - Detail report from unrelated tables It is often needed to create a Master-Detail report type, when the main table acts as a grouping one. One record in the main table corresponds to the number of records from the detail table. To create this report, we need to create a re...