To edit settings for value calculation
|Table column (calc.)||Table column for selecting the value. The parameter value is determined at runtime when the report is created.|
|Condition (calc.)||Limiting condition (WHERE clause) for selecting the value through a table column The parameter value is determined at runtime when the report is created. If the report parameter is multivalue as well, several values may be found.|
|Script for finding values||
Script in VB.Net syntax for finding the parameter value.
|Script for checking values||Script in VB.Net syntax for checking permitted values of parameters.|
You can use virtual data sources when you want to use a data source more than once within a report, but with other limitations or sorted differently.
To create a virtual data source
Opens a dialog window showing all existing data sources for the report.
You can create and edit reports in the edit view of the Report Editor. The Stimulsoft Reports.Ultimate Report Designer is integrated into the edit view. You can find accurate descriptions and the functionality of individual components in the Stimulsoft online help (www.stimulsoft.com).
NOTE: When you start the Report Editor for the first time, you can select the configuration type (basic, default or professional) for the report. The configuration type determines the range of properties displayed when editing a report. You can change the configuration type later in the edit view using the context menu in the property view.
The following functions are appended to the Stimulsoft Reports.Ultimate Report Designer toolbar:
|Imports a reports (XML format).|
|Export a report (XML format).|
|Globalization editor. Opens the Report Designer globalization editor.|
|Opens the Translate texts dialog.|
Add the control elements for the data you want to appear in the report on the report form and link the them to the data source columns. After you have created the data sources, they are listed with all the columns used in the Report Designer’s dictionary under Quest. The report parameters are available as variables under Quest.
You can find accurate descriptions and the functionality of individual components in the Stimulsoft online help (www.stimulsoft.com).
To insert data boxes into the report form
This creates a new control element on the report form which includes some predefined variables.
TIP: You can add other control elements as necessary with the Report Designer tool palette.
Figure 37: Report Designer with Report Form (1), Dictionary/Properties View (2), Tabs for Swapping between Dictionary/Properties (3), Toolbox (4),Preview (5), Import/Export of Report Pages (6), translate report (7)