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Overview

Report Writer is a .NET reporting library for creating and exporting SSRS, RDL, and RDLC (SQL server 2008 and above) specification reports. The report generator supports exporting reports to PDF, Word, Excel, CSV, PowerPoint, and HTML formats programmatically without viewing or showing. Allow users to encrypt and password-protect the exported documents and share them with other users. The control lets you use reporting features such as parameters, expressions, sorting, grouping, filtering, report linking, and hyperlinks.


Report formats

Export SSRS server reports support in Report Writer

Export SSRS server reports

Syncfusion Report Writer can export RDL reports published or deployed on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) server.

Export local RDL and RDLC reports support in Report Writer

Export local RDL and RDLC reports

You no longer require SSRS Report Server to export RDL reports. Export RDL and RDLC reports that are local or embedded in an application without using SSRS Report Server.


Report data source

Export reports created using a built-in data source, business object collection, or data processing extension against any database or data source:

  • Built-in data sources—Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, SQL CE, XML, Microsoft Access, Oracle, OLEDB, and ODBC.
  • Business object data source—IList, IList, DataTable, and Dataset.
  • Custom data processing extension—ODATA, SSAS, MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, etc.

Report data source support in Report Writer


Report items supported

Report items

Export stylish and interactive reports created with SQL RDL reporting with standard data visualization, data region, and basic reports items:

  • Data region items—Tables, matrices (pivot tables), and lists.
  • Data visualization—Charts, sparklines, data bars, gauges, indicators, and maps.
  • Basic items—Text boxes, images, lines, and rectangles.
  • Subreports.
  • Custom report items.

Report parameters

Users can export reports with report parameters and query parameters. Report parameters are used to provide user inputs at runtime to modify the data presentation of reports. Query parameters limit the amount of data based on the runtime user input or default values.

Report parameters support in Report Writer


Filtering, grouping, and sorting support in Report Writer

Filter, group, and sort data

Report Writer allows to export data region report items with grouping, sorting, and filtering. It is used to organize the data in report items such as tables, pivot tables, lists, charts, sparklines, data bars, gauges, indicators, and maps.


Expressions

Export reports with simple and complex SQL Server Reporting RDL specification expressions that specify or calculate values for properties used in reports. It allows you to use expressions in parameters, queries, groups, sorting, code modules, filters, fields, collections, etc. The expression can use the RDL custom code, built-in collection, conditional formatting, and Visual Basic functions.

Conditional format report using expressions in Report Writer


Create RDL and RDLC reports programmatically using Report Writer

Create RDL and RDLC reports programmatically in C#

Use simple APIs to create RDL and RDLC reports programmatically in C# and change report item properties without using a visual design interface.


Silently print reports

End users can silently print reports without viewing or rendering them in Report Viewer.

Silently print reports using Report Writer


Encrypt and secure documents in Report Writer

Encrypt and secure documents

Encrypt and password-protect exported documents through simple property settings.


Change the default file format

Users can change the default file format to any other file format that is supported by the selected file type. It includes APIs to set the formats before exporting the document.

Report Writer support to change the default file format


Advance layout for merged cells support in Report Writer

Advance layout for merged cells

Report Writer supports additional export layouts in Word and Excel export formats to eliminate the tiny columns, rows, and merged cells. The benefits of the layout are:

  • Overcomes the merging problem with tiny cells, rows, and columns in SSRS Excel and Word exporting.
  • Provides clear readability by eliminating the tiny columns, rows, and merge cells.
  • Allows you to perform data manipulations such as applying sorting, filters, and grouping in Excel.

Developer-friendly APIs

You have control over all behaviors of the Report Writer to provide the best experience to your end users through a rich set of developer-friendly APIs.

Developer-friendly APIs support in Report Writer


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