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From FastCube VCL 2 to FastCube .Net

May 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The name FastCube has occurred, as you understand, from FastReport and the cube. FastReport - a family of report generators for different platforms, and a cube - OLAP structure. The abbreviation OLAP means - online analytical processing. But why the cube? It is simple, if in the usual summary table...

How to create new cube in FastCube.Net

April 4, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article, we'll look at how to create a cube in FastCube.Net using code in a custom application. This question will appear to you right away, when you start working with this library. Well, I hope today we will clarify this issue. The cube file can contain both data and its’ representa...

FastCube.Net components. Part 1. Cube, CubeGrid, CubeGridToolbar, Slice, SliceGrid, SliceGridToolbar.

April 4, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article, we'll consider the components included in the FastCube.Net library. List of components: Cube – the main component that loads a cube from a file and fills it with data; CubeGrid – It is intended for displaying all data of a cube. Visual component; CubeGridToolbar &n...

Features of displaying images with transparency in Adobe Acrobat

April 4, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Images with transparency are often called images with an alpha channel. What does this mean? The alpha channel contains information about partial or full transparency of the image. It is mainly used in computer animation. RGB images can have up to 24 alpha channels. Each of them contains information...

How to connect database to a cube

April 3, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Typically, the data in the OLAP cubes are loaded from the database. To fill a cube with data, you need to create a data source. And here I would like to say a few words about these sources. A cube can receive data from: • Database (Data source) - creates a connection to the database; • ...

How to make a simple FastCube.Net cube editor

April 3, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

To view and edit cubes and slices from FastCube .Net, you need a special application that you need first create. Since FastCube .Net comes in the form of a library and components, we can easily embed the cubes editor into your existing WinForms application, or create a separate one, specially for it...

How to make a report based on the FastCube.Net cube

April 3, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Analysts, when dealing with cubes, sometimes need to generate reports, based on slices. When is it necessary? When you need to make regular reports based on cubes. When you need to export a cube to some popular data format, which is not available in the built-in FastCube.Net export. Built-in FastCu...

How to make label type report in FastReport VCL

March 6, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Printing labels is one sphere of application of report generators. In this article, we will look at some aspects of creating a report with labels. In label reports, data headers are usually placed in a column, rather than in a row, as usual. What does it mean? I will show you by an example. Here i...

How to make a label type report in FastReport.Net

March 6, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article, I want to review the label master in FastReport.Net: Labels can be bar codes, business cards, addresses, transport waybills, etc. They can be printed on self-adhesive or plain paper. You can use the built-in FastReport templates of labels or create your own. The label template i...

How to save a report to cloud services using FR VCL 6

January 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

We usually download and save reports on a local drive when working with a desktop application. An alternative to this is the client server application. The reports will be stored on a remote server. But, what if there is no way to deploy a remote server, and you want to store reports on a shared res...