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Report Author Guide: Quick Start

We designed this section to help you quickly get started with report authoring in ActiveReportsJS.

We recommend starting with the Standalone Report Designer tutorial to grasp a basic knowledge of a report author's primary tool.

Then, you can choose from the following topics that guide you through the process of creating standard report templates:

  • Printable Reports
    • Tabular Reports are the most straightforward way to visualize your data
    • Banded Reports produce a list-like data view
    • Fixed Layout Reports template is a unique feature of ActiveReportsJS that helps you easily digitalize pre-printed forms
    • Mail merge Reports are a way to generate multiple documents at once by applying data records to a pre-defined template
  • Analytical Reports
    • Summary Reports reduce a complete set of raw data into smaller views that help yield useful information
    • Drill-down reports let report readers switch from a comprehensive data view down to a more detailed one
    • Dtill-through reports enable navigation through a sequence of related reports

These tutorials cover many topics - data binding, sorting, filtering, grouping, report parameters, interactive capabilities, and so on.