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ActiveReportsJS Designer: Quick Start

This quick start section will guide you through basic designer operations.

Open an existing report

  1. Go to File on top of the designer.
  2. Click Open.
  3. Browse to a report in your directories and click Open in the Open dialog.

Create a new report

  1. Click File on top of the designer.
  2. Select RDL Report or Page Report Template under New Report.

Preview a report

Click Preview on top of the designer.

Note: If you are previewing a report bound to CSV data source, you need to keep the CSV data file at the same place as the report and edit the path to the data file in the connection string as, for example: Path=MyOrders.csv;Locale=en-US;TextQualifier=";ColumnsSeparator=,;RowsSeparator=\r\n;HasHeaders=True

Save a report

  1. Click File on top of the designer.
  2. Click Save As or Save in the File menu on the left.
    Note: On Linux, the report file extension is not saved automatically. You have to type the extension (.rdlx-json) along with the report name when saving the report.