What's New

ActiveReports 11 is faster than ever before. Now with native support for JSON, CSV and XML datasources you can access data from NoSQL datasources. Multiple axes charts, importing report layouts from Excel files, PDF print presets, and tweaks in report items further enhance your report design and runtime experience.

  • Faster Report Rendering

    Faster Report Rendering

    ActiveReports 11 is faster than any of the earlier versions with an optimized rendering process. We have refactored the report engine using latest technologies to improve all around performance for small reports as well as the large (1000+ page) reports. The report engine improves:

    • 2x Faster first page load times
    • 1.5x Faster PDF export file generation
    • 60% Smaller peak memory footprint
  • Composite Charts

    Composite Charts

    Use the new composite charts in RDL and Page Reports to create complex visualization with multiple Y-axes. You can now work with plotting several metrics merging line, bar, area plots on the same chart.

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  • Native Support for JSON Data

    Native Support for JSON Data

    Source data from JSON files, web services and REST API using the new built in JSON data provider. You can also define a JSON Schema to make referencing the columns in your report design user friendly. The JSON schema can also be used to validate the datasource at runtime.

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  • Native Support for CSV Files

    Native Support for CSV Files

    With the new built in CSV Data Provider, you can use comma separated, tab separated and other plain text files as datasources for your reports. The flexible CSV parsing wizard helps configure the data provider for text identifiers, delimiters and a host of other options.

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  • Improved XML Data Provider

    Improved XML Data Provider

    A simplified user interface, a XML Query Designer and support for web service based XML sources are just a few of the enhancements we have added to the XML Data Provider in ActiveReports 11.

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  • Import Report Layouts from Excel Files

    Import Report Layouts from Excel Files

    Create RDL report layouts in ActiveReports by importing Excel files. You can specify repeating rows, text regions, and other data controls and map them from cells to ActiveReports Report Items. You can also use Excel as an intermediary file for importing your report layouts from other report design tools.

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  • PDF RE (Rendering Extension) Enhancements

    PDF RE (Rendering Extension) Enhancements

    ActiveReports 11 includes an optimized PDF RE to improve resultant file sizes and speed of export. Advanced settings for printing presets in the exported PDF file properties are also available in the Pro Edition.

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  • Galley Mode For HTML5 Viewer

    Galley Mode For HTML5 Viewer

    The HTML5/JS Viewer now has a Galley Mode button to view large reports in a page-less viewer. This is specially beneficial when working with Dashboard reports and Tablix controls where the report can grow horizontally as well as vertically.

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  • New API Properties

    New API Properties

    We have added new properties to the already extensive ActiveReports Developer API to make your life even easier and give you more control. Some of these are:

    • PageReportDesignerActions in ActiveReports EUD controls
    • OverwriteOutputFile in all ActiveReports Rendering Extensions
    • OptimizeStatic in ActiveReports PDF RE for file size optimizations
    API Class Library
  • And More Enhancements

    And More Enhancements

    And that is not all. ActiveReports 11 adds new features in various areas which developers like yourself have been requesting. Some of these are:

    • MicroQR Symbology has been added to the BarCode Report Item
    • Table Data Region has new Context Menu Options
    • Tablix Data Region includes improved Design-time Usability
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