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 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...

Updated export engine in FastReport VCL 6

January 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Fast Report 6 pleased us with an updated export engine. This affected the export of compound objects, such as charts, maps, RichText. Earlier these objects were exported as a picture, but now a vector representation of objects and text is used. This means the scaling of objects does not affect the q...

How to use interactive maps in FastReport VCL 6

January 16, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Interactive maps have become very popular with the appearance of Google Maps. They allow you to navigate the map, zoom in and out, and many other functions. With the release of FastReport VCL 6, such maps can be embedded in reports. To do this, you must obtain a map in one of the two available forma...

How to edit a report in the preview mode in Fast Report VCL 6

January 15, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Some objects in FR VCL 6 can be edited in the report viewer, that is, in the .fp3 format. After changing the objects, you can save the modified report in a preview format or export it to any other format. When can this be useful? For example, you do not have a report template, but there is only a pr...

How to generate a chart for groups in FastReport VCL 6

January 11, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the article "How to display the totals in a group header in FastReport VCL 6" we examined how to use the Processing property for the "Text" object. However, this property is also typical for the other objects: Chart, Gauge and Barcode. Today, we'll look at applying the Processing property in the ...

How to display totals in a group header in FastReport VCL 6

January 10, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the new features appeared in FastReport VCL 6 is the ability to display the grouping results in the header bands. Previously, you could only display the results after grouping. If the group is large enough, you have to scroll it down to find out the result. It is much more convenient to print...

How to use the new Table object in FastReport VCL 6

January 10, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In my opinion, a very useful innovation in FastReport VCL 6 is the Table object. Previously, we only had a cross-table, which in fact was a matrix. And we need the matrix in specific reports. There was not enough ordinary table, which is convenient for scaling and moving fields. All the data in one ...