The Report Designer provides all tools that may be necessary to create professional cross-platform reports of virtually any type, including hierarchical master-detail reports, table and multi-column reports, as well as interactive drill-down and drill-through reports.
With the Report Designer , you can choose between two approaches to creating master-detail reports: by creating a hierarchy of nested Detail Report Bands or by using the XRSubreport control to show separate detail reports within a master report.
Using special events, you can easily provide interactivity to your reports, e.g., create drill-down and drill-through reports; as well as allow your end-users to manipulate reports directly in Print Preview.
Report Designer provides powerful instruments for multi-level filtering, grouping and sorting of data. You can easily calculate either a pre-defined, or a custom summary function (transferable to scripts, which helps deliver this functionality to the End-User Designer), create calculated fields (to pre-process your data) and define report parameters (to create variable reports based on user-defined, dynamic or hard-wired values).
The Report Designer is completely integrated into the ACT! Data dictionary. No need to teach itm anything. The Report Designer provides special panels that make the process of data binding, managing a report's structure and data grouping/sorting as easy as possible.
Report Designer supports exporting to PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, TXT, CSV, XPS, Microsoft Excel (both XLS and XLSX) and image (BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and WMF). For each export format, numerous specific export options are available.
Report Designer provides an integral and sophisticated Print Preview to preview your report documents, print and export them. Our Print Preview provides a user interface for displaying a report document map (for easier navigation through complex reports) and modifying report parameter values (for dynamic manipulating with reports). The capability of complete Print Preview customization is also available.
With Report Designer, you can create complex styles to precisely control the look-and-feel of a report. You can even apply them conditionally to reflect certain states (for instance, even and odd styles for rows). Moreover, using conditional formatting, you can customize the appearance of any report element based on complex logical conditions such as cleared activities font strrike-thru.
Report Designer supports the localization of every interface element, including the End-User Report Designer. Both imperial (inches) and metric (centimeters) units of measurement are supported; you can switch between these measuring systems in an entire report by switching a single property.