Fast Reports

Reporting is a key part of software development, as no real-world application is complete without reports. When choosing a reporting product, a developer needs to consider two important factors. The first is that reports developed using the product should be easy to use and visually appealing to the end user. Additionally, the product should enable a developer to easily and quickly build reports for applications.

Fast Reports’ FastReport.NET satisfies these criteria and also ships with many features, including a lightweight report designer, which simplify development and let developers create reports very easily. The FastReport.NET designer doesn’t use Visual Studio to create reports, although you do need to use the development environment to connect the report from the application being developed.

FastReport. NET framework is a full-featured reporting solution for Windows Forms, ASP.NET and MVC. It can be used in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 and Delphi Prism. With FastReport.NET, you can create application-independent .NET reports. In other words, FastReport.NET framework can be used as a standalone reporting tool. A blank report in FastReport is presented as a paper page. At any place on the page, a user is able to add objects, which can display different information such as text and/or graphics, as well as to define report’s appearance.

Key Features of FastReport .NET Framework

  • Use of any web-browser as a client
  • Support for various output formats: HTML, PDF, RTF, XML, Jpeg, BMP, GIF, TIFF, Text, CSV and FastReport
  • Domain authentication allowing you to restrict access to reports
  • Limit server access based on IP addresses
  • Access logs, Error logs etc.
  • Logs can be analyzed for statistics on server usage
  • Control of the server workload
  • Supporting web-forms for creating user dialogues
  • Ability to cache the most frequently requested reports on demand, bypassing the re-building of existing reports and ensuring high productivity
  • Supports compression of the transferred data to decrease network traffic
  • Enhances security of the transferred data by utilizing the digital signature technique
  • Works with other HTTP-servers by means of a CGI tunnel or ISAPI-extension

Report Designer – Salient Features

The FastReport Server package includes the FastReport Studio Designer solution. The designer features:

  • Full-featured professional environment for report development
  • Large range of objects: text, image, barcode, shape, line, diagram, rich-text, cross-tab, gradient, checkbox, and OLE object
  • Simple report generation wizard
  • Built-in dialogue designer

Supported Types of Reports

  • Letterhead
  • Simple list
  • Multi-level group
  • Multi-level master-detail
  • Multi-column report
  • Consolidated reports (cross-tab)
  • Graph and chart
  • Embedded report

Reporting at Any Level of Complexity

  • Wide range of objects (text, image, graph, chart, barcode etc.) and data-formatting tools – everything required for creating professional-looking reports
  • Built-in dialogue designer to prompt for parameters before generating a report, and a macro-language interpreter (PascalScript, C++Script, BasicScript and JScript) that handles non-standard data allowing you to create even the most complex reports
  • Tools for creating consolidated reports (cross-tabs), as well as reports including a variety of graphs, which are often required for decision-making processes. You can also process your data using the built-in macro-language
  • FastReport.NET is fast and rapid report generation tool, since various tasks associated with report creation can be completed without spending too much time on coding

ROOPASOFT’s expert team of FastReport.NET developers helps you to develop web applications rapidly with several advanced features for report generation. With FastReport.NET report generation tool, our highly skilled .NET developers create rich and compelling data presentation applications without depending upon the development environment.

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