Posts tagged with 'activereports'
With ActiveReports Server and ActiveReports 10 Professional Edition, you can share data sets on the server for improved data governance and reusability. We've talked a little about who might want to do this and why. Now we'll talk about how.
ActiveReports Server now supports two methods for reports to access data: Shared Data Sets and Data Models. The obvious question then is which should you use? To answer that question, we need to understand what types of reports you are serving up using ActiveReports Server.
Not everyone will find the shared data sets feature useful, but for those who do, it is huge. If you use ActiveReports Server to deliver Page or RDL reports created using ActiveReports, you can share data source and data set definitions on the server.
Last week we rolled out ActiveReports 10. This is a major version release which brings a lot of new features for our developer audience as well as our end users. The developer version of ActiveReports gets a new Tablix data region to enable complex cross-tab visualizations, a new DOCX rendering extension to export reports using the Open Office Document format, Stylesheets and other features and enhancements to make the life of a developer easier. Apart from the new look, the Server gets more control and data governance features for use with reports that developers design. They can now use Server Data Sources and Server Data Sets while hosting reports and executing them from the server.
Call it self-service reporting or ad-hoc reporting, but the bottom line is that more and more business users are asking for access to corporate data so that they can build their own reports or modify existing operational reports. In a recent webcast, we reviewed the drivers for self-service reporting and how ActiveReports Server with its web-based report designer add-on can help.
Over the past few months, many customers have been asking "What's in it for me?" with regard to using ActiveReports Server along with their existing ActiveReports developer reports. So we went about sharing more details as part of a webinar in July. Our agenda for the webcast was to show how existing customers of ActiveReports could use ActiveReports Server to enhance their applications by adding features like scalability, load balancing, scheduling, and more.
To use ActiveReports, you need to activate a license key on your machine. To make sure that your machine is licensed, go to the Start page and under GrapeCity, run the License Manager. You can also open it from File Explorer on a path like:
Recently I hosted a webinar for an audience who were new to ActiveReports. We called it ActiveReports - An Introduction. After a great response during registration, I was looking forward to interacting with the audience during the sessions. The audience did not let me down. We had a great turnout for both sessions.
In our last blog, we saw how ActiveReports9 Server was successful in impressing the Store Manager and the IT Personnel. Hence they decided to consider the product for their next level of POC and see if it meets met their higher level requirements.
We already have had blogs discussing about how to use ActiveReports in HTML5 Viewer. Also does the documentation shows how you can customize, localize and deploy HTML5 viewer.