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Reporting

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This section contains documentation for DevExpress Reporting, which provides the capability to develop a reporting application to create and customize reports for the WinForms, ASP.NET and WPF platforms.

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    View and download DevExpress Reporting demos for WinForms, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and WPF.

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    Browse the DevExpress Reporting playlist to see the available tutorial videos.

Getting Started

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This section contains tutorials that describe the main steps used to create a report.

Visual Studio Report Designer

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The DevExpress Reporting suite provides a feature-rich report designer to create reports at design time (in Visual Studio).

Reports are platform-agnostic and can be published later on any supported platform such as WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC.

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End-User Reporting

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The DevExpress Reporting suite provides a fully customizable End-User Report Designer for ASP.NET - so that end-users can modify reports at runtime. You can integrate it into a new or existing application.

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Providing Data

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DevExpress Reporting allows you to use various data source types to supply reports with data, such as SQL databases, Entity Framework data sources, custom objects or Excel files.

You can also create calculated fields and report parameters that allow you to apply complex expressions to data fields obtained from the report's data source.

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Report Controls

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DevExpress Reporting includes various controls that allow you to visualize data. These elements include different chart types, pivot grids, gauges, and bar codes.

All elements can be bound to a data source in a uniform manner via drag and drop operations.

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Data Shaping

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DevExpress Reports support various data shaping features that include the following.

  • Summarization - calculate a required summary function against a specific set of numeric values.
  • Grouping - group data records and calculate summaries across groups.
  • Filtering - filter report data.
  • Sorting - arrange data records based on multiple criteria.
  • Data Formatting - customize various data format settings for numeric and date-time values.

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Support for Parameters

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To filter data at the data source level, use query parameters that can be embedded directly into a SQL string.

To filter data in a document, use report parameters of standard (string, Boolean, numeric, date-time, GUID) or custom types. Multi-value and cascading parameters are supported.

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Content Editing in Print Preview

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The DevExpress Reporting suite supports interactive document editing in Print Preview. This enables you to customize field values directly in a preview document before printing or exporting it.

You can use standard editors or implement custom ones, and validate user input as well as format edited values.

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Report Navigation

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To switch between different sections in a document, create cross-references or use bookmarks for displaying the document structure in a document map and table of contents.

To enable readers to show or hide specific document sections in a Print Preview, enable the drill-down feature by setting a single property.

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Styles and Appearance Settings

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Provide uniform appearance settings to report elements via style sheets.

Conditionally change the appearance of any element using formatting rules.

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