ActiveReports 15 .NET Edition
ActiveReports 15 User Guide / Concepts / Page Report/RDL Report Concepts / Fixed Page Dialog
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    In a Page Report, you can set the basic properties for your page from the FixedPage dialog. You can access the FixedPage dialog by doing one of the following:


    The FixedPage dialog provides the following pages where you can set the page properties:

    General

    The General page of the FixedPage dialog allows you to control the following properties:

    • Name: Enter a name for the Page report. This name is used to call the page in code so it should be unique within the report.
    • Dataset name: Select a dataset to associate with the page report. The dropdown list is automatically populated with all the datasets in the report's dataset collection.

    Grouping

    The Grouping page is useful when you want to show data grouped on a field or an expression on report's pages. See Group Data for more information.

    The Grouping page contains following tabs which provide access to various grouping properties:

    General

    • Name: Enter a name for the Fixed Layout group that is unique within the report. This property cannot be set until after a Group on expression is supplied. A name is created automatically if you do not enter one.
    • Group On: Enter an expression to use for grouping the data.
    • Document map label: Enter an expression to use as a label to represent this item in the table of contents (document map).

    Filters

    The Filters tab allows you to add and control the Filter collection for the Fixed Layout Group. Use the + button to add a filter and the X button to delete a filter. You need to provide three values to add a new filter to the collection:

    • Expression: Enter the expression to use for evaluating whether data should be included in the group.
    • Operator: Select from the following operators to decide how to compare the expression to the left with the value to the right:
      • Equal Only choose data for which the value on the left is equal to the value on the right.
      • Like Only choose data for which the value on the left is similar to the value on the right. For more information on using the Like operator, see the MSDN Web site.
      • NotEqual Only choose data for which the value on the left is not equal to the value on the right.
      • GreaterThan Only choose data for which the value on the left is greater than the value on the right.
      • GreaterThanOrEqual Only choose data for which the value on the left is greater than or equal to the value on the right.
      • LessThan Only choose data for which the value on the left is less than the value on the right.
      • LessThanOrEqual Only choose data for which the value on the left is less than or equal to the value on the right.
      • TopN Only choose items from the value on the left which are the top number specified in the value on the right.
      • BottomN Only choose items from the value on the left which are the bottom number specified in the value on the right.
      • TopPercent Only choose items from the value on the left which are the top percent specified in the value on the right.
      • BottomPercent Only choose items from the value on the left which are the bottom percent specified in the value on the right.
      • In Only choose items from the value on the left which are in the array of values specified on the right. Selecting this operator enables the Values list at the bottom.
      • Between Only choose items from the value on the left which fall between the pair of values you specify on the right. Selecting this operator enables two Value boxes instead of one.
    • Value: Enter a value to compare with the expression on the left based on the selected operator. For multiple values used with the Between operator, the lower two value boxes are enabled.
    • Values: When you choose the In operator, you can enter as many values as you need in this list.

    Data Output

    The Data Output tab allows you to control the following properties when you export to XML:

    • Element name: Enter a name to be used in the XML output for this group.
    • Collection: Enter a name to be used in the XML output for the collection of all instances of this group.
    • Output: Choose Yes or No to decide whether to include this group in the XML output.

    Layout

    • Has own page numbering: Check this box to enable section page numbering like Page N of M (Section). See Add Page Numbers for further information on setting page numbering in Page Report.

    Sorting

    The Sorting page of the FixedPage dialog allows you to enter sort expressions for sorting data alphabetically or numerically.

    Expression: Enter an expression by which to sort the data.

    Direction: Select whether you want to sort the data in an Ascending or Descending order.

    Filters

    The Filters page of the FixedPage dialog allows you to control the Filter collection for the Fixed Layout. Use the + button to add filters and X buttons to delete them. You need to provide three values to add a new filter to the collection:

    • Expression: Enter the expression to use for evaluating whether data should be included in the Fixed Layout.
    • Operator: Select from the following operators to decide how to compare the expression to the left with the value to the right:
      • Equal Only choose data for which the value on the left is equal to the value on the right.
      • Like Only choose data for which the value on the left is similar to the value on the right. For more information on using the Like operator, see the MSDN Web site.
      • NotEqual Only choose data for which the value on the left is not equal to the value on the right.
      • GreaterThan Only choose data for which the value on the left is greater than the value on the right.
      • GreaterThanOrEqual Only choose data for which the value on the left is greater than or equal to the value on the right.
      • LessThan Only choose data for which the value on the left is less than the value on the right.
      • LessThanOrEqual Only choose data for which the value on the left is less than or equal to the value on the right.
      • TopN Only choose items from the value on the left which are the top number specified in the value on the right.
      • BottomN Only choose items from the value on the left which are the bottom number specified in the value on the right.
      • TopPercent Only choose items from the value on the left which are the top percent specified in the value on the right.
      • BottomPercent Only choose items from the value on the left which are the bottom percent specified in the value on the right.
      • In Only choose items from the value on the left which are in the array of values specified on the right. Selecting this operator enables the Values list at the bottom.
      • Between Only choose items from the value on the left which fall between the pair of values you specify on the right. Selecting this operator enables two Value boxes instead of one.
    • Value: Enter a value to compare with the expression on the left based on the selected operator. For multiple values used with the Between operator, the lower two value boxes are enabled.

    • Values: When you choose the In operator, you can enter as many values as you need in this list.

    Data Output

    The Data Output page of the FixedPage dialog allows you to control the following properties when you export to XML:

    • Element name: Enter a name to be used in the XML output for the Page report.
    • Output: Choose Auto, Yes, or No to decide whether to include the fixed page layout in the XML output. Choosing Auto exports the contents of the fixed layout.
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