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DataFlex Reports - Standard Edition

Description

The DataFlex Standard edition is meant for end-users in mind, who want to create and run their own reports. Reports can be created from any SQL type of DBMS, as well as the embedded DataFlex database. Each license is meant for own, individual use.

Reports made with this version can integrated in Windows and Web applications. For Web deployment, a small fee per server is required. For Windows deployment a Developer Edition is required.

Features

  • Barcode support
  • Functions and function editor
  • Support for Managed Connections
  • DPI scaling support
  • Bigint support 

Screenshots

DR Studio - Designer
DR Studio - Previewer
DR Studio - Find in Preview
DR Studio - Function Editor
Publisher: Data Access Worldwide Version: 2023/8.2 Publication: April 12, 2023 File size: 181.1 MB

Support

Supported versions

  • DataFlex Reports 2023 / 8.2
  • DataFlex Reports 2022 / 8.1
  • DataFlex Reports 2021 / 8.0 
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Prior versions

Download prior DataFlex Reports versions 

This is the release for DataFlex Reports 2022 version 8.1. Compared to version 8.0 the following improvements and fixes can be found in this update:

New Features

  • The DSN less connection configuration page in the ODBC database connection page has been altered. The database name can now be entered manually. When the database driver does not require selecting a database it can be omitted. There is an extra input field for connection string attributes which might be used for a specific connection
  • Crosstable now reports an error when the minimum output does not fit on a page
  • Update If feature in maintenance utility now processes sub-reports
  • Support for more than one database at the same server accessible via the same database connection. The feature is limited to Microsoft SQL Server. If you have tables from two or more databases you can now connect them in one report.
  • When linking two tables it is no longer required - while still highly recommended - that the columns used in the link are based on the same data type and/or length.
  • RTF data was printed as raw RTF in an HTML output. The new feature solves this which makes it possible to use Windows style formatted text in a HTML environment

Bugfixes

  • Stored procedures parameter support has been improved
  • RTF export issue with numbers has been fixed
  • Crash on sub-reports using variable length fields has been fixed
  • Where clause in SQL select statement no longer uses double quotes when the value contains a single quote
  • Double integer export to Excel has been fixed
  • Chr() function can now be used to print unicode characters
  • Finding deleted columns in check database dialog is now possible
  • Improved keyboard navigation in Studio’s menus
  • ODBC datasource selection painting issue addressed
  • ComReportInfo function missed groups when group headers were repeated on the next page, fixed
  • Crosstab values sometimes did not appear, fixed
  • Text object lost leading spaces on saving report definition
  • Support for AltGr (specific AZERTY) keyboards added to the function editor
  • Better explanation and warning for the changes in the function syntax regarding to Else If. If you save a v7 or older report in v8.1 you now get a warning that you should check the syntax changes on Else If in the functions
  • RDS test data not longer trimmed
  • Fix for RDS (memo) columns with an invalid length value
  • The data-source "Runtime DataSource" gets translated into your selected language. This caused problems when adding a new Runtime DataSource table
  • Fix for invalid metrics names in the section expert
  • Regional settings set to Hungarian let the default options dialog not show the default formatting for dates and numbers
  • Search in field explorer could cause an unwanted error
  • Invalid data in browse data dialog on date columns
  • Large integer constant value used in filter function caused report to not show results
  • Some messages where not translated
  • The installer now installs the language.db in the DR 32 Bits folder
  • Unary operator not allowed on operand
  • Charts in a sub-report were not displayed
  • Keep group together now prints part of the group on page 1 when it does not fully fit there, It used to move to the next page
  • Using help in the DataFlex Reports Studio caused a GPF when invoked from dialogs due to a missing window name in the help file itself
  • Resize chart in previewer crashed the engine
  • RTF data sometimes formatted differently when exporting to PDF
  • Summary on next page with wrong header data fixed
  • Number to large to convert to integer. When the value was above 10 digits but within the integer range it resulted in this error
  • Help files updates. Help file now contains the DR logo in the title bar to avoid confusion with other help files

This is the first update to DataFlex Reports 2021 v8. It carries version number 8.0.1. The following changes are present in this release:

Studio

The option to show SQL stored procedures was broken, fixed
Error in Manual activation dialog
Function name input field shorter than before
Contained option “Prompt for RDS data” and since the Standard Edition is not suitable for RDS it should not have been in there. Removed

OCX

Select case variable is not array error fixed
Can’t find a row in DataFlex data when a German u-umlaut is used
Page N of M was not shown correctly in translation

Installer

Dr.db file distributed was “dirty”
Standard Edition was set to start required elevated rights

DataFlex Reports v7 runs side-by-side with older versions. Note that saving the report definition file (.dr) with v7 makes it not accessible with v6.2 or older anymore.

New features

  • Edit in preview
  • Locale per report
  • Updated help

 

What is new in version 6.2

Crosstab/Pivot-table support

DataFlex Reports 6.2 introduces a crosstab field type (also known as a pivot-table) which allows you to display your data in a table. All summaries are automatically calculated or you can use a custom function for your summaries. In addition you have full control over how the lines, margins etc. in the crosstab are displayed. In order for crosstabs to work properly you should set the ‘Section can span multiple pages’ option for the sections in which crosstabs are placed. The crosstab wizard can automatically set this option for you.

Side-by-Side assembly

The DataFlex Reports Studio is now able to run as a side-by-side assembly. This means it no longer relies on any registered components to operate (also known as ‘regfree’) eliminating the risk of conflicts or missing shared components – such as CodeJock.

DPI scaling support

Support for dot per inch (DPI) scaling has been added to all toolbars, menus and context menus. In addition newly designed icons – ranging from small to large – have been added to the DataFlex Reports Studio and Integration Library.

New formatting and conversion functions

A number of new build-in formatting function have been added. These functions allow you to convert data – such as date, time, number, currency and integer - using a mask or the Windows default setting. A number of conversion functions have been added which allow you to specify sizes and positions - in inches, centimeters or points – independent of the Windows locale settings of the machine on which the report runs.

DSN-less connection string builder

A connection string builder option has been added to the ODBC connection wizard for DSN-less connections. Depending on the driver you select you will be prompted for all the required information to create the connection. You can easily modify the connection string at runtime use the integration library included with the Developer Edition of DataFlex Reports.

Improved Excel Export

A new option ‘Export data using native Excel datatypes’ has been added to the Excel export. When using this option all data types are converted to – unformatted - native Excel data types. This makes it easier to make changes to the exported data in Excel.

Datasource connection errors option

A new option ‘Show datasource connection errors’ is now available. With this option all errors which occur when you connect to a datasource are reported which can help you determine why you cannot connect to a particular datasource.

Bigint support

Support for 64 bit integers has been added to all the Database drivers supplied with DataFlex Reports. If you use any 64 bit integers in your database(s) simply run ‘Check Database’ from the DataFlex Reports Studio or use the Maintenance utility to start utilising this new data type.

Improved Barcode support

Barcode support has been improved with a new option to set the default barcode type and an option to display the humanly readable text which appear underneath some barcode types. Furthermore you can now change a parameter field to a barcode.

SQLite driver

SQLite is a widely used zero-configuration SQL database. It is used by DataFlex Reports for its internal data storage. The new SQLite driver included in DataFlex Reports is a native driver and does not rely on an installed ODBC driver or any other dependencies. Just like the ODBC driver the SQLite driver allows you to base your reports on a SQL statement and supports the SQL() function.

Changes in this version:

 

The new version cannot run - like 6.1 - side-by-side with version 6.1 (but of course side-by-side with 6.0 or older). Users need to de-install version 6.1 before 6.1.5 can be installed.

 

 

Changes between 5.0 and 5.01 Bug fixes:

Beta

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Pre-releases

Along with incremental bug fixes and continued improvements the Beta 1 build also includes:

Studio

  • HTML formatted text support - present data within a report object in HTML format without displaying the raw HTML code. DataFlex Reports 2024 leverages LiteHTML for parsing HTML data.
  • Factur-X support - create PDF files with Factur-X (a.k.a ZUGFeRD) support. Factur-X / ZUGFeRD is a cross-industry data format for electronic invoice data exchange.
  • Parameter comments added - you can now define comments on a per-parameter basis. These comments serve a dual purpose: not only can they be utilized for documenting essential information about each parameter, they also offer a means to convey additional insights from the report developer to the report integration process.

Integration

  • Added support for what export options are available through options dialog - The integration library contains three modules that can be used in a DataFlex application to let the end-user select an export of the report: Web Desktop, Web Drilldown, and Windows. The options in the export choices pull-down can now be controlled by properties of the cDRReport object.
  • Added two tool-bar buttons in the windows previewer for easier zoom in or out - The content of the Windows previewers could always be zoomed in or out with the Ctrl+MouseWheel combination and a drop-down control where one can select one of the logical preview factors. On customer request, this tool-bar has now been extended with two buttons to make zoom in or out easier!

To get started with DataFlex Reports 2024:

  • Download DataFlex Reports 2024 Beta 1
  • Read the What’s New in DataFlex Reports 2024 Beta 1 section of the Help in the product
  • Share your experience in the DataFlex Reports forum

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