How to make regular reports mailing using FR Desktop

October 5, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Nowadays, users quite often face a task to form periodic reports, send them by e-mail or save in a specific location. Implementing such tasks is not difficult with our report generator. However, it is necessary to create an application that will work with the report generator. It requires some prog...

How to merge several csv files into one

August 29, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

This article aims to provide the insight into how to use FastReport.Net to merge two logically related CSV files into one. Storing data in CSV files is often very convenient. You can always open such files by any text editor and tweak them. But what if in one document there are references to data f...

How to make a PDF document from a text file

August 25, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Today we will talk about the cases when you need to make a PDF document, but there is no Adobe Acrobat on the computer. You only have a text file with original data and FastReport Desktop. To begin with, you need a test file, in which there is a division into paragraphs (carriage return to a new li...

How to make wedding invitations from Excel

August 25, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Do you have a celebration on the occasion of the wedding? Do you need to print a lot of invitations? This can be quite a tedious task. Indeed, in each invitation will have to enter the names of the guests. In this article I will show you how to solve this problem with FastReport. We need to compile...

How to build daily graphics from csv files

August 24, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Suppose you keep a record of employee sales in an Excel file. Would you like to see sales results for the month in the form of a graph. So it's faster and easier to assess the efficiency of the employee. It would be nice to see the difference in terms with the previous day. You need this report ever...

How to make a csv file conversion: remove columns, sort, filter

August 24, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

MS Excel spreadsheet editor handles editing CSV files perfectly. You can sort and filter data, remove unnecessary columns, add numbering etc. But what if you do not have a spreadsheet editor? Editing a CSV file becomes a nightmare. One has to track the delimiters to understand what column this or th...

How to print envelopes from the address list

August 24, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

As a follow - up to the previous article about wedding invitations, I would like to talk about the ways how to print envelopes from the address list in a CSV file. Let us suppose, you have a list of people's names and their email addresses. You would like to send them letters with invitations to th...

How to make lottery tickets by FastReport.Net

August 23, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Suppose you decided to hold a lottery in the office and you have only FastReport.Net at hand. It is necessary to create two sets of tickets with unique numbers. The first set for users, the second for the lottery. We will generate unique numbers for the lottery in the report script and use them as ...

Using the Report Builder of FastReport Desktop from the command line

August 13, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The FastReport Desktop software package includes the console Report Builder. Report Builder - a console program to automate operations with reports. You can perform the following operations: Batch processing of reports; export to all available formats; Connection data source; send the results...

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 ...

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...

How to use Configurator in FastReport Desktop

October 18, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article I want to consider working with the Configurator, one of the programs of the FastReport Desktop complex. This program is designed to create special configuration files. They are instructions for the report builder, they specify actions with the report. Namely: export the report to va...

How to use the Report Builder of FastReport.Desktop from the command line

October 18, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

FastReport.Desktop includes a console report builder. Report Builder is a console utility for automating operations on reports. It can perform the following operations: Batch processing of reports; Export to all available formats; Connection of the data source; Sending the result by e-mail; ...

How to send reports on a schedule by email via FastReport.Desktop

October 18, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Often the company needs to generate periodic reports, send them to e-mail or save to a certain place. Having a report generator, it's easy to do. However, you need to create an application that will work with the report generator. This requires some programming skills and experience with the program...