Question on Section reports and exporting to PDF

Posted by: John.Reynolds on 5 November 2020, 5:30 am EST

  • Posted 5 November 2020, 5:30 am EST

    Concerning latest version 14.2.20523

    Reading the notes below, we see that we're supposed to be able to export Section reports using the Rendering Extensions - something that wasn't able to be done in prior releases.

    However, on this page: https://www.grapecity.com/activereportsnet/docs/v14/online/exporting.html
    it shows that rendering extensions are NOT supported for Section reports. Is the documentation out of date?

    Should we be migrating to using Rendering Extensions over Export filters over time? Are Export filters going to be depreciated? I'm trying to understand why we would use one over the other?

    From https://www.grapecity.com/controls/activereports/whats-new

    "Now, with 14.2, you can render any report type (code based section reports, *.rpx reports, RDL, or Page) and export them using Rendering Extensions or Export Filters on the .NET Core framework. Section Reports support deployment to Windows machines."
  • Replied 5 November 2020, 3:23 pm EST

    Hello,

    ExportFilter is used to export the SectionReport and Rendering Extensions is used to export the Page/RDL report.
    >>Should we be migrating to using Rendering Extensions over Export filters over time?
    Currently there is no plan to use RE to export section report.

    >>Are Export filters going to be depreciated?
    No, It is not going to be depreciated. SectionReports only exported through ExportFilters.

    Hope it clarifies.

    Thanks,
    Mohit
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