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ActiveReports Roadmap: A Look at 2018

With 2017 quickly coming to a close and a successful ActiveReports 12 release in November, it's time to look into the next year.

How to create an RDL report in code

While RDL reports are easy enough to create in a designer, you may need to conditionally manage data-binding of a page or report at run time. Or you might need to make a minor change to the layout of a report based on some user input. In short, you need to create an RDL report in **code**. This blog walks you through that process, and you can also download the sample code to use in your report app.

Video: What's New in ActiveReports 12 Developer Webinar

The ActiveReports 12 Server webinar is available for viewing at your leisure. Learn about Dataset Joins, subreports, CSV export, and more.

Video: What's New in ActiveReports 12 Server Webinar

The ActiveReports 12 Server webinar is available for viewing at your leisure. Learn about new report templates, how to schedule a one-time report, and more.

Save yourself the trouble of having to reload printer trays in the middle of printing — or from wasting special types of paper — by printing a report from multiple printer trays. In this blog, we'll go over how to print from multiple trays using an example based on a support question we received.

Announcements from Microsoft Connect(); 2017

In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the first day of the Microsoft Connect(); developer conference.

Free Webinars: New in ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server

Register today for two upcoming ActiveReports webinars. You'll learn all about the new features in ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server.

GrapeCity Releases November 2017 Products

Get the highlights of GrapeCity's November 2017 release, which includes ActiveReports 12, ActiveReports 12 Server, and new versions of ComponentOne and Wijmo.

ActiveReports 12 Releases

ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server have released! New features include customized installation, CSV and JSON exports, report templates, and more.

Did You Mean Enterprise Reporting or Self-Service BI?

While I was at DevIntersection 2017 this last week, I got into many wonderful and thoughtful conversations about ActiveReports and the business cases that existing customers use it for and what prospects are considering it for. The business requirements varied drastically from healthcare-targeted products with end users as nurses to manufacturing and the food industry. Each conversation was unique but similar at the same time. Unique in the sense that the business requirements were very different and the type and amount of data that was managed by the reports was quite varied. However, there was a fundamental undertone of the two ecosystems of reporting that seem to be trending.

Join us on the GrapeCity world tour!

Join GrapeCity as our developers check out the country’s premier conferences, trade shows, code camps, and events!

How to painlessly design ActiveReports with PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most commonly used open source data sources. It has an interface that makes it easier to use than MySQL. Recently one of our customers asked how to bind ActiveReports to a PostgreSQL database, so I decided to write this blog article to help other customers who work with PostgreSQL.

ActiveReports 11 Server - New Web Designer

Last week we hosted a webinar to introduce the new web designer. The goal of this webinar was to provide a hands-on session taking attendees through the steps to create:

Miss our webinar? We've got you covered.

UPDATE: On August 9th, one of our Product Managers, Mateen Firoz, presented a free webinar introducing the new features of ActiveReports 11 Service Pack 2.

What's New in ActiveReports 11 Service Pack 2?

Usually, we save major new features for major version releases, and just fix issues and tweak things in service packs. But this time, we added a lot of features and enhancements to both ActiveReports Developer and ActiveReports Server. Plus we added a major feature to ActiveReports Server: a sleek new Web Designer. It is easy enough for newbies to use, but with all of the advanced features and RDL reports that developers and experienced report authors want. Read on to see what else we've included.