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Last Updated: 22 Aug 2019 14:10 by Jason
Chirag
Created on: 27 Feb 2015 15:46
Type: Feature Request
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Ability to freeze table header in web-based report viewers
It would be good if the table headers can be frozen.  This can  be really useful in case of a big report which is displayed on a single page.
21 comments
Jason
Posted on: 22 Aug 2019 14:10

Milen, here are my thoughts about this feature.

  • The report-wide boolean properties to turn it on would be either "FreezeHeadings" or two separate properties, "FreezeColumnHeadings" and "FreezeRowHeadings".
  • It would only affect the on-screen interactive representations of the report; I don't think it would affect exported documents, especially PDF. I believe the web UI would be the main place this feature is needed.
  • For most reports, the headings would be the top one or two rows; when a user scrolls up and down, the header rows should not move; everything else should scroll.
  • If the report has frozen row headings, then as the user scrolls the report content left and right, the first column does not scroll.
  • With both column and row headings frozen, it should act like the attached Excel document, which has "Freeze Cell" turned on at cell B3. The following animated GIF shows this excel sheet being scrolled.Freeze Columns/Rows Sample Animation
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Milen
Posted on: 22 Aug 2019 06:36
Hi Chris and all,

We do understand that in some particular scenarios the requested functionality would boost the end-user experience significantly.

Without being final, our current planning for the R1 2020 release (expected in mid-January) includes it. That said, please anyone share exactly how would your end-users expect this to behave. That would help us shape the feature so that it suits your needs best.

Regards,
Milen
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Dan
Posted on: 15 Aug 2019 12:26
@John - what product are you going to move to?  Other than SSRS, which is just insanely expensive, I've not been able to find anything comparable.  If I could, I'd be done with Telerik Reporting for sure.  So if you have an alternative to share, I would be most interested.  Thanks!
John
Posted on: 15 Aug 2019 12:08
It's likely that this will cause us to move away from Telerik this year as this is the most requested feature by our user base.
krisdoff
Posted on: 15 Aug 2019 08:44

Hi there,

So it's August 2019, could you confirm this feature is seeing any development?

 

Thanks

Paul

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Milen
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 14:41
Hi Nicholas, John, Dan,

Thank you for sharing your input. I certainly understand the lack of development here can be disappointing and I’m sorry to hear you feel this way.

We are currently working on the planning for the next major release and we’ll hopefully have some exciting news to share soon. Other tasks in the backlog prevented us from prioritizing this so far, nevertheless your feedback is invaluable, and I assure you we will take it under account.

I’ll keep you posted about any updates.

 Regards,
Milen
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Dan
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 14:19
Agree 100% with John and Nick.  As I told the sales person who was hassling me to re-up for multiple years, I will only do one year at a time because I'm so desperate to find a replacement.  The unwillingness to implement basic features like this is untenable in 2019. 
Nick
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 13:38
I agree with John, we are looking into replacing Telerik due to small issues like this that dont meet our own client needs and we end up writing reports from scratch.
John
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 13:30
The fact that this feature is lacking is why we are actively looking for a replacement for Telerik.  We tried to hack our way around this in the HTML5 viewer, but the way it is implemented prevents even that approach.  
Nick
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 10:42
Can we get it added in ASAP? It was requested 4 years ago and clients have to keep exporting into excel to do the freeze row headers which is fairly annoying on their part and leads to them wanting reports made in excel.
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Milen
Posted on: 17 Jan 2019 10:22
Hello Nicholas,

No, this feature is still not planned for implementation, so I cannot provide any specific information.

Regards,
Milen
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Nick
Posted on: 10 Jan 2019 12:06
Is there any update on when this may be included?
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Milen
Posted on: 27 Nov 2017 07:43
Both interactive and print preview respect the "Print on every page" functionality of the group headers. Still, for a report with long pages in interactive view, it will be helpful to support frozen header sections and table headers. This, however, can be implemented only for web-based report viewers and we approve this idea only for them (title updated).
Brett
Posted on: 27 Oct 2016 19:29
I am also very surprised that this feature is missing. Our client is insisting on frozen headers and this could certainly force us to use different reporting software.
Longphi
Posted on: 12 Sep 2016 18:22
I assumed this to be a given feature in any reporting engine since it makes reports much more user-friendly. Disappointed that Telerik does not have it.
CIEL
Posted on: 07 Sep 2016 14:53
Frozen headers is very important, the users asking about this interaction for usability.
Fernando
Posted on: 17 Aug 2016 23:28
My users are also asking about frozen headers on the HTML5 viewer, I consider this a Top priority requirement from user interaction usability experience.
Sahar
Posted on: 12 Jul 2016 13:04
This is a must have requirement for most business reporting features. Even SQL reports has this formatting option!
Will
Posted on: 10 May 2016 15:15
Add another +1 on this request.  I can't fathom a modern report writer that does not support this. We are wrapping up a new application and to hit this, and other roadblocks, is more than frustrating. We will be looking to pull Telerik from the application and use Crystal Reports instead.
Jason
Posted on: 14 Jan 2016 21:29
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Jason
Posted on: 14 Jan 2016 19:35
I'm adding a +1 in particular regard to the HTML5 viewer. The "ColumnHeadersPrintOnEveryPage" doesn't appear to affect the HTML5 viewer unless you use the "Toggle Print Preview" button. My customers mainly want to view reports through the default HTML5 viewer, and one of the first things they asked when I showed them their new reports is, "How do I freeze the headers?"

Unfortunately I'll have to tell them, "Telerik doesn't support that. The best you'll have is to 'Toggle Print Preview,' or print to PDF."

Bummer.