ActiveReports 12 Service Pack 2 Released!

Posted by: mateen.firoz on 8 August 2018, 3:01 am EST

  • Posted 8 August 2018, 3:01 am EST

    We are excited to announce that ActiveReports 12 SP2 has just been released. As usual, this is a free update for existing ActiveReports 12 customers. This release includes some performance improvements, user requests, and bug fixes. You can find a list of these fixes at the end of this post.

    We also encourage you to check out the “What’s New” page of ActiveReports, if you haven’t already done so: ActiveReports 12

    ActiveReports 12 SP2 download: Download Products | GrapeCity

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      • 252459: Enhanced Tablix performance with larger datasets.”

      • 257525: Improved Textbox borders in Section Reports.”

      • 258295: Maintaining controls on drag/drop to report header in RDL reports.”

      • 258303: Resolved Internal InvalidCastException on PDF export of RDL reports.”

      • 259220: Fixed incorrect result on previewing RichTextBox.”

      • 259354: Fixed issue with text fields adding an extra space.”

      • 258443: Improved load time when “PrintAtBottom” of “GroupFooter” is set to true.”

      • 256054: Improved querying tables in Visual Query Designer.”

      • 168818: Fixed issue with TextBox’s content being different in Pdf RE when TextJustify is set to Auto or Distribute.”

      • 253957: Improved dataset field expressions validation when using XML datasource.”

      • 258837: Resolved issue with hyperlinks working incorrectly in Viewer with RightToLeft Layout.”

      • 258991: Fixed different output of “FormattedText”.”

      • 257723: Resolved issue with Hebrew characters becoming left to right when exporting to PDF.”

      • 258123: Improved memory consumption of Section Reports exported to PDF.”

      • 258141: Resolved memory issue on creating new report object in Designer.”

      • 260217: Fixed alignment issues of second+ page in detail row.”

      • 259306: Fixed OutOfMemoryException when exporting section report (containing images) to Excel.”


  • Posted 11 October 2018, 12:56 am EST

    It would be great for you to include the full version number information in these announcement blog posts. For example, 12.1.12924.0. That would save time in comparing to what we currently have. Thanks.

  • Posted 12 November 2018, 10:25 pm EST


    I have forwarded the suggestion to our PMs team for the next release post. As of now, you can find the full version of AR at the following download page:


  • Posted 13 November 2018, 7:22 pm EST

    Where can I find details to the issues listed above? I’m particularly interested in issue 258123. How significant is the improvement in the memory consumption?

  • Posted 15 November 2018, 12:08 am EST

    Hello Josef!

    Where can I find details to the issues listed above? These case numbers are for internal reference. You can ask us for any detail of the issue.

    How significant is the improvement in the memory consumption? One of our test reports with a lot of pages took 7-8Gb of RAM during the export to PDF format. now, after improvements in PDF export filter, it takes only 500-600Mb.

    Hope it clarifies.


  • Posted 28 January 2019, 5:02 am EST

    Is it still possible to download this? The link to the downloads page only shows ActiveReports 13 at this time. The “Older Versions” page (ActiveReports Download Version History | ActiveReports) does not list ActiveReports 12 SP2.

  • Posted 28 January 2019, 3:18 pm EST

    Hello Justin,

    Please download the latest build of AR12 SP2 from the following link:


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