The Standalone Report Designer is a cross-platform desktop application that is the primary tool for creating new or modifying report templates.
To install the Standalone Report Designer, download the package for your operating system, extract the downloaded archive, locate the installer file in the
designer folder, make it executable, if necessary, and run.
|Operating System||Download link||Installer file||Installer Type|
|macOS||ActiveReportsJS_2.1_Mac.zip||ActiveReportsJS-Designer.dmg||Apple Disk Image|
|Desktop Linux||ActiveReportsJS_2.1_Linux.zip||ActiveReportsJS-Designer.AppImage||App Image|
When creating reports for your application, it is important to ensure consistent report output across the standalone report designer, browsers on report readers' machines and exported PDF documents. The best way to achieve that is to establish the proper Font Configuration.
You might also want to turn on the standalone report designer's debug mode if something goes wrong. Check the Troubleshooting page for the detailed information.
In addition, you can configure the report item templates for the standalone report designer application. After the first run, the app creates the
Defaults folder within the
app files directory:
~/Library/Application Support/ActiveReportsJS Designer
Defaults folder contains the following report item templates:
cplImperialTemplates.rdlx-json- Continous Page Layout Report Items Template with imperial units
fplImperialTemplates.rdlx-json- Fixed Page Layout Report Items Template with imperial units
cplMetricTemplates.rdlx-json- Continous Page Layout Report Items Template with metric units
fplMetricTemplates.rdlx-json- Fixed Page Layout Report Items Template with metric units
The user interface of the standalone report designer consists of multiple parts.
Main Menuthat includes the following items
These buttons are shortcuts for the standard
Save As... commands of the File menu.
This button switches the standalone report designer to preview mode to read the report output. You can return to the design mode by clicking the
Left Arrow icon located in the top-left corner. Check the Report Viewer Interface documentation to learn how to navigate a report output.
File Menu opens the sidebar that allows you:
Newreport selecting from Continuous Layout and Fixed Layout templates.
Openthe existing report template.
Save[As...]the current report template.
Aboutthe product version and set the license key. See the Licensing Page for more information.