This Feature Guide demonstrates some of the significant features of Report using GIF animations, which can help you learn the features in a visual way. The topics are listed following the alphabetical order for easier navigation.
A banded object is a type of component that can present grouped data and detail data. A banded object is composed of several banded panels in which you can easily organize data fields and other components with absolute layout for precise design.
Visualizing data through charts is essential for business intelligence. Charts organize and graphically present data in a way that makes it easy for you to see comparisons, trends, and patterns in data. It represents report data in a visually straightforward form. You can build interactive charts of various types and styles in seconds with Report.
It is important for different parts of a visualization to be fully consistent. With component synchronization, you can make the filter, sort or other operations made on some data reflected on all or a certain set of data components in the same dashboard.
Compound crosstab enables you to put multiple crosstabs together in a very flexible structure, which makes far more sophisticated crosstab analysis possible.
Conditional formatting is very useful when you want to highlight significant data values. You can adjust the look and feel of visualization properties based on data value conditions and computations.
Report UI is fully customizable using CSS to control the look, format, style, and the availability of certain features.
You can customize aggregations for sophisticated mathematical and logic calculation purposes using the Formula Editor.
You can customize the width, height, color, font, borders, and padding of the window elements in Web Report Studio and JDashboard by modifying CSS files directly.
You can use multiple data resources from different database connections in one single query or business view.
Report is extremely efficient when working with data sources that are in a relational database (RDBMS).
You can create dynamic resources at anytime based on existing view elements in a business view and use them in a report.
You have a variety of options to set and apply time zone to date and time data and UI in Report Server and Designer.
Report provides geographic visualization and analysis by overlaying customized areas and markers onto interactive maps in Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, and OpenCycleMap.
Dashboards display multiple components for browsing different data aspects. You can select data components from the component library or reports and drag them onto dashboards.
You can link a report with other targets such as reports and locations specified by URLs to present dynamic link visualizations.
The system administrators of Server can group different users into different organizations. Each organization has its own administrator, resource allocation, and profile settings.
Report can work in different national languages simultaneously to support international applications. You can apply extensive customization to the Report product UI, and the metadata and actual data.
Report supports several one-select ad hoc operations, with which you can easily change the data presentation of a report and sort and filter the report data.
When a report contains a large amount of data, it can be helpful to retrieve only a specific number of records for better performance. Report Server provides you with the option to switch between the full data and partial data views with a single select.
You can make PDF outputs support the PDF/A-3 format standard.
Using predefined page templates, you can create web reports in corporate standard documents.
Report Server Profile provides both system level and user level customization on UI, formats, styles, specific features, and preferences.
You can use QR Codes to encrypt values of data fields and label text that is long and complex in a page report using Report Designer.
Using Report Server’s intuitive web-based Quick Start ad hoc feature, you can quickly create a web report by adding data fields from a business view into a table.
You can run a report once and distribute it to multiple recipients according to a distinguishing data field. You can also schedule a bursting task at a time when runtime load is not a problem.
By applying security policies on reports, you can limit the data shown on reports according to users' access permissions.
The Select N feature is very useful when you want to view just partial data in a report.
Server Monitor is a standalone web-based application used to monitor the overall performance of Report Server.
Only registered users can sign in to the Server Console. Then they can interact with reports based on their permissions on the reports. Report Server can also use user information from an LDAP system.
You can use web controls in reports for changing parameter values and filtering report data at runtime. They are powerful and easy to use.