ActiveReports 16 .NET Edition
ActiveReports 16 User Guide / Import Reports / Import RPX
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    The ActiveReports Import Wizard helps you to convert existing ActiveReports Section report(s) (rpx) to Page and RDL reports.

    Importing Section Report(s) (rpx) in the ActiveReports Import Wizard

    1. Run the ActiveReports Import Wizard. The wizard can be run from the start menu or by executing GrapeCity.ActiveReports.Imports.Win.exe from %Program Files (x86)%\GrapeCity\ActiveReports 16\Tools location.
    2. In the ActiveReports Import Wizard that appears, click Next.
      ActiveReports Import Wizard screen

      ActiveReports Import Wizard screen

    3. Choose ActiveReports (rpx) as the input format and click Next.
      Select ActiveReports (rpx) as the input format

      Select ActiveReports (rpx) as the input format

    4. Click the ellipsis button to browse to the location that contains section report(s).
    5. Select the reports to import and then click Next to analyze them.
      Select the reports to import

      Select the reports to import

    6. Specify the import options.
      Specify the import options

      Specify the import options

      1. Use the ellipsis button to select a destination folder to store the converted reports.
      2. Select the output format of the reports.
        From the drop-down, select output format as Page, RDL, or Both. If 'Both' is selected, then the converted Page and RDL reports are added with postfixes _page and _rdl, respectively in the destination folder.
      3. Select whether to use Banded List for Page report.
        The option to select Use Banded List Mode is available if the output format of a report is Page report.
        • If you want all controls to be placed on one BandedList in the same way as in RDL report, you should use banded list mode. In this case, the Fixed size for Page report needs to be set manually.
        • If you want to convert a Section report that has only one section (that is detail), you should not use banded list mode. With 'Use Banded List Mode' not selected (default):
          • controls are not placed on BandedList
          • sections such as Report Header/Report Footer and Page Header/Page Footer are ignored
          • all converted controls are placed on one Page and treated as they have been on one section

        The option to select Use New Chart lets you convert an existing chart to a new chart. By default, this option is selected; if unselected, the chart converts to classic chart.
    7. Click Next to start the conversion.
      ActiveReports Import Wizard screen

      ActiveReports Import Wizard screen

    8. Once the conversion process is complete, click Finish to close the wizard and go the destination folder to view the converted reports. You may optionally leave the check on for the Open Log file checkbox to see the results log.
      Click Finish to close

      Click Finish to close

    Important: At conversion, any script from the script editor is ignored.

    Section report controls are replaced with the RDL or Page report controls as follows.

    Section Report Control RDL/Page Report Control
    Label TextBox
    TextBox TextBox
    CheckBox CheckBox
    RichTextBox FormattedText
    Shape Shape
    Picture Image
    Line Line
    Barcode Barcode
    SubReport SubReport
    Chart Chart (New or Classic) (See the section Conversion Limitations for Chart Control to New Chart.)
    ReportInfo TextBox
    CrossSectionLine Line
    (in Page report when BandedList is not used)
    CrossSectionBox Container
    (in Page report when BandedList is not used)
    PageBreak Container in RDL report with 'Height=0in' and 'PageBreakAtEnd=True'
    Not supported in Page report

    Conversion rules for Section report to Page report

    Conversion rules for Section report to RDL report

    Conversion Limitations (both Page and RDL)

    Conversion Limitations for Chart control to New Chart

    See Also