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Installation of FastReport FMX 2 Trial

April 6, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Download the installation file from the developer site - www.fast-report.com. Be sure to select the correct installer for your IDE. 1) Run the installer file. First you need to select the product localization language. Click the Next button. 2) Then, a warning is displayed about copyright. Clic...

Installation of FastReport Online Designer

April 6, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

To install FastReport Online Designer, you should first compile it using a special tool. This constructor is available on the developer’s website. This approach allows you to configure the package for themselves. 1) Run the FastReport Online Designer Designer in the customer panel. On the fi...

Installation of FastReport Viewer

April 6, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Download the installation file from the developer site - www.fast-report.com. 1) Run the installation file. The first window is a greeting. Click the «Next» button. 2) The second window displays information about the license agreement. Please read it. If you agree with all ...

How to send report in PDF to Email from application code

April 5, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

It is no secret that FastReport .Net allows you to send reports by email. But few people know how to do it by using the code in a custom application. In such way that you wouldn't have to run a report and send it via email manually. The required reports will be automatically sent to a specified e-ma...

How to create report from user application in FastReport .Net

February 28, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

At the new work place I got to deal with the report generator FastReport .Net. Previously, I had to deal with other reporting systems, for example, Crystal Reports and Microsoft Reporting Services. However, FastReport pleasantly surprised me. It's a really powerful tool with broad functionality. On...

How to store FastReport .Net reports in a database

February 28, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Usually reports are stored in one place but in separate files. With the increasing amount of files there are difficulties in structuring and searching. Reflecting on this subject, I came across one very interesting property of the Report object - ReportSourceString. This property holds the entire re...

How to install FastReport.Net Trial

February 25, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

You can download the trial version of FastReport.Net from the developer site www.fast-report.com. Run the installation file FRNetDemo.msi with administrator rights. You will see a window with installation steps. Click Next to start the installation. The next window offers to read the terms of th...

How to use internal data source in a FastReport .Net report

February 24, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

If you create a report along with the client application, it is logical to create a single source of data in a program and use it in many reports. This article will focus on the connection of the report FastReport .Net applications to the data source. It is best to demonstrate the process by an ex...

How to use a separate application domain for a report with a script

February 24, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Memory problem When working with complex reports, which use the internal script, I noticed a significant consumption of RAM. For web services this may be critical. Why is this happening? After compilation of the report script a small library (assembly) remains in memory. It persists by the framewo...

How to localize report in FastReport .Net

February 24, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the non-trivial task that can be given to a developer is the report localization. In other words - creation of multilingual reports. What does it mean? For different languages the same report template is applied. Language header and data can be specified by user or a program. Such reports a...

How to connect to a database within the report

February 9, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the first questions that arises when the developer in the study of FastReport .Net - how to connect data to the report? Fortunately, this report generator has an intuitive interface designer. However, I'm still saving your time, by talking a little about connecting the source of the data wit...

How to highlight data by condition in FastReport .Net

February 10, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

There are times when you need to highlight some of the data when analyzing tables. Usually, when we review a paper version of the document, we highlight a data using a marker. But why not do it at once, during the formation of the table? FastReport .Net allows you to highlight the data depending ...

Styles in FastReport .Net

February 6, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article, I would like to talk about the use of styles in FastReport. Net. Indeed, many people underestimate this feature. They think that styles helps bring documents to a unified specie. Almost every user faced with a text editor Microsoft Word. And most know that styles help instantly cha...

How to embed picture into report

June 24, 2015

Author - Aleksey Mandrykin

In our previous entry you have already seen an example of a simple report and now it is time to create a little more complicated report with embedded picture. We created single band, then put PictureObject on it and load picture into it. After that we have added two memo fields: еру first one for h...

Quick look on minimal FastReport.NET report

May 19, 2015

Author - Aleksey Mandrykin

Have you ever noticed how a report template transformed to the prepared report? Let's look onto code of a very simple report: The single page. The single band on the single page. The single text field on the single band. Let's story it to the report template file: <?xml version="1.0"...

Fast Report on CodeRage 9

October 29, 2014

Author - Den Zubov

Today we had a session on CodeRage 9 about Fast Report server. The session covers how you can easily build a server application and view your reports from browser. Also that session discovers how you can build server client application for mobiles using TWebBrowser component from FireMonkey framew...

RAD Studio Reporting with Fast Reports - Questions and Answers - Part I

June 19, 2014

Author - Michael Philippenko

Thanks a lot all atendees of our webinar with Embarcadero Technologies. We hope than you are got new uesful information and as usually publishing questions and answers from this event. Q: Can an Excel report include formulas?A: Not yet, but we're planning to impliment such feature. Q: A program ma...

Installing FastReport 4 for Lazarus

July 1, 2013

Author - Den Zubov

Not so long ago we have added support of Lazarus IDE for FastReport 4 VCL (starts from Pro version, because Lazarus updates recently and require source codes for recompilation). As it's still in the beta stage there is no any detailed instruction about its installation, yet. This basic article will...

Highlighting Even Rows in Reports (Zebra Striping)

March 27, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

We often use zebra striping of table data for easy viewing the reports. Highlighting even rows is good for viewing but they look strange on paper or in Excel table. FastReport users have two methods for using highlighting only in preview window. Method #1 You need to open report in the Designer a...