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 use Guides in FastReport VCL 6

January 10, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Each report designer encounters a situation where it is necessary to arrange controls at the same level, or to stretch a group of elements at once. It is necessary to adjust each member to each other. It takes time, and sometimes nerves. In previous FR VCL versions we were offered a grid that facili...

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 ...

How to make an interactive chart in FastReport VCL 5

October 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article we are going to examine one of the latest features of FastReport VCL 5 - interactive diagrams. With the help of them one can display a detailed report for the selected area of a graph. How it works First, you create a chart. For example, a circular one: The chart is divided int...

How to make an interactive report with a detailed page in FastReport VCL 5

October 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

There have been many innovations in FastReport VCL 5 recently. One of them is new hyperlink options. Now a hyperlink can point on the other report or a report page. Due to this option, we can make interactive reports. An example of such a report with hyperlinks detailing the report is shown in the a...

Installation of FastRerport VCL 5 Demo

April 6, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

To install FastReport 5 Demo, you must first download the installation file from developer's site. Run it. 1) In the first window of the installer, we are asked to select the language of installed components. Choose English language and click "Next" button. 2) The next screen is informative - a...

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...

How to send report from Delphi program via MAPI protocol

December 16, 2013

Author - Aleksey Mandrykin

Just copy following code for sending the report from your own application: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject); var mail: TfrxMailExport; txt: TfrxTXTExport; begin txt := TfrxTXTExport.Create(nil...

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...

Sending reports by E-mail via MAPI protocol

September 7, 2012

Author - Aleksey Mandrykin

FastReport.VCL with the very first version uses the original realization of SMTP protocol, written for sending generated reports via email. Excellent implementation, which is used by many users. These days some providers of postal services have demanded secure authentication to send mail, therefore ...

We have released FastReport VCL 4.11

May 10, 2011

Author - Michael Philippenko

At the requests of our customers FastReport VCL 4.11 released. The most important innovation - a new direct export to BIFF8 (Excel). By this new export filter now is it possible to write generated reports directly to Excel format, without third-party programs and technologies. Early in FastReport ...