Our clients enter information using the radeditor and in many cases want to embedded tables and graphics into their text. Using your reporting tool there is no way to print this information. I know you have suggested using your table and image tools, but that doesn't work when you are dealing with freely formatted text so the existance and location of the tables and images cannot be predicted.
We display data inside an HtmlTextBox that was entered using the RadEditor. It would be great if the Reporting HtmlTextBox could be brought much closer or even in line with tag support as the editor. We are frequently running into issues with uncommon tags (that we strip out for the HtmlTextBox) and also with spacing being different. We work around the issues we have, but continuing increased tag support or auto stripping of unsupported tags would be very appreciated.
At the moment it's only possible to have your reports in old-fashioned projects.
It should be possible to add/design reports to SDK-style projects. That should work no matter what target framework is (.NET Core, .NET Standard or .NET Framework).
Add progress bar that indicates when the report would be fully rendered.
When trying to duplex print a report that has odd page numbers, the next report's first page prints on the back of the previous report. We need the ability to conditionally insert a page break based on whether the report's (the group's) page count is odd or even. Since we don't have access to the global pagecount variable outside the footer, there is no way to use it to insert a page break into the body of the report. This seems like it would be such a common need with the desire by many to save paper that it would be an obvious feature to include in the product. Thanks.
We'd like to distribute the standalone report tool to our clients and provide data through a web service. We don't want to have to redistribute a dll everytime we make new data available. The standalone report tool should be able to query our webservice for what data is available and then allow the client user to create reports from it. i.e. obtain list of table names dynamically as well as their column names and data. A possible solution is to allow the tool to view and interact with classes in an external assembly that are dynamically generated with Reflection.Emit.
As the world of data visualization changes and the demands for features to the end-users allowing them to use visualisation methods such as dashboards and pivots allowing them to slice and dice runtime. Are there anything in the telerik roadmap which allows for this kind of product component? I see that competitors such as ComponentOne has Active analytics and Devexpress has dashboraddesigner and dashboardviwer as components in their toolbox. If anyone else are seeking the same oppertunity in the Telerik toolbox please feel free to comment. I am not really convinced this belongs in the reporting tool but as this was suggested by the team - so be it. What I am looking for is an end-user friendly way of visualising data without being knowledgeable of how to connect to databases and how to look for the right tables, but simply choosing pre populated "datasets" for presenting as - Charts - Gauges - Pivot tables - slice & dice - compare data based on easy selection of - date ranges - geografical presence So basically a dashboard designer allowing end user to Do Your Own. Thanks in advance for considering the suggestion
First, we need the ability to have the controls in a Page Header Band to Grow/Shrink based on their contents. Second, the Page Header Band also needs the ability to Grow/Shrink based the first Condition and any other Conditional Formatting settings of controls with in that band. This is request becuase of the design of the Report Header Band and how it is designed for Multi Column Reports. The Report Header Band does all what I am asking for, however, in a Multi Column Report, it's only the size of the column width, which is a problem for some of our reports. We need it to be the entire page width. Some suggests to create PAGE BOOKS seems a bit complicated to do for such a simple request. I have been using different report writes in my 25+ years of programming, and Telerik Reports is the first one that I have used, that has these limitations..
Please consider adding an RTF Text Box control to your report toolbar. Crystal reports has this ability which we've used on many of our reports. Currently the only work around for changing the RTF data to something that Telerik Reports will print cleanly, is to create a user defined custom function.
A Reporting engine should expose the ability to control the layout of the table of contents\Document Map. Reports are not always data driven and should give the ability to display the contents of the report at different levels, much like Microsoft Word does with their table of contents.
After setting the Margins under the Page Settings, the Width should be automatically set. The Width should be the Paper Width with the Left and Right Margins subtracted. What happens when this 'formula' is not used, which one takes precedence? It would also be nice to display the Height as a read only property.
I have a requirement for my report book to feature a title page and *THEN* a table of contents for the report book, followed by the report book's content. Currently, the TOC for a report book can only go at the beginning or the end of the book. My requirement required the ability to specify the TOC position more generally. Here are two possible approaches: 1. Implement the requirement as it is stated by allowing the report book's TOC to be positioned after such and such a report - the nth, or some other means of identification. 2. Honour the TOC for a report book that is nested inside another. I created a 'sub book' with the TOC as its first page and then added this an outer book. Unfortunately, the inner book's TOC was not honoured and the report was skipped. To my mind, the second suggestion above feels easier to implement (but I am guessing, of course). It certainly would allow just about any combination.
We have developed additional logic around the Telerik Reporting Engine so I don't know if this would be valuable to anyone else or not but I would love to have the ability to associate custom properties to a control. The use case that comes to mind most is the logic we have implemented to auto size text that displays on a report to fit in the area provided. We use a control naming scheme to determine what controls should be auto sized and how they should be sized in relation to other parts of the report. It is typically assigned used with a Panel, a TextBox, or an HTMLTextBox. I would love to have the ability to add two associate two additional properties to these controls that could be used in the stand alone designer to allow users to set an AutoSize (true / false) and a SizingGroup (string) property on these controls rather than worry about making sure the control is named properly. I would allow users to more easily leverage this functionality. I realize that it is unlikely that this will be implemented since it wouldn't be widely used but I like to dream.
I like how with Kendo UI for MVC you have the option of placing the references dlls into lib/kendouimvc, so projects are not dependent on having the correct version installed (or having the telerik control panel installed on a build server), and when updates occur it will copy over everything and make sure you don't miss something. It would be nice to have an option in the upgrade wizard extension thingy to have a section for including telerik reporting and it will put the necessary dlls in your project the same way. I can easily manually copy the files over, so this is just a pet peave thing, but it would be nice...
I would like to see a control as in an addition to the kendo mvc toolkit where you could build into an application the ability for customers to design the layouts of their reports. For example.. Say you have an app you built for multiple customers. Now the app might have a series of basic report templates in terms of queriable object model outputs. Being able to build an interface that would allow the customers to design their own layouts for what fields, positioning on the page etc..labels etc. and save that design to their account for future consumption would be a huge selling feature for an application. Specific example an invoicing application. Well you could pre build a bunch of templates and have the customer choose one (the only real option currently available)...or you could provide a list of fields(based on object models for the underlying report query) and have an embedded designer allow them to design their own invoice and save it.
Do you have an updated road-map or plan to support Web assembly (WASM), especially Blazor? You already published Blazor articles in your blogs.
It will be a good idea to add a new report viewer based on Blazor, protecting the parameters between the viewer and its API controller.
Also, will be a very good idea to start your online report designer (like alternative products), based on web assembly
One of the main features the clients require when exporting the reports to XLS or XLSX is to have the page width already set to 1 page. But for none of these exporting options, this is possible, unless you intercept somehow the export functionality prior to rendering the document to the client