INTRODUCTION

Thank you to everyone who attended the Reporting and OpenAccess webinar entitled "Impress Your End-Users with New Visualizations in Telerik Reporting. Manage Large Data Models with OpenAccess".  If you weren't able to attend, the webinar has been edited and is now available on Telerik TV for your enjoyment!

Remember that Telerik Reporting and OpenAccess are part of a bundle of tools that you can use to become more productive in your day to day work.  The DevCraft bundle includes 12 amazing products that costs less than if you purchased only two of our stand-alone tools!  (To avoid confusion, OpenAccess ORM is a free product!).  Please take a moment and check out what the DevCraft bundle can offer you!

WEBINAR

The Slides and Recording are available for you to enjoy.

WHAT DID WE COVER ?

What's new in Telerik Reporting?

  • Telerik Reporting has a brand new charting engine, boasting a 10x performance increase and a 3x reduced memory footprint.
  • The new Graph component has design-time rendering, allowing you to preview your data as you are designing, saving you time flipping back and forth between design and preview modes. 
  • You can now easily combine multiple series on a single graph for enhanced data visualization! 
  • There is also easy cosmetic customization through predefined color palettes! 

Combination Graph

What's new in Telerik OpenAccess ORM?

  • Telerik OpenAccess ORM now has the ability to logically split your model across multiple diagrams - so when you are dealing with a large database you can move things around so you can be more productive, while the underlying context itself remains unchanged. With this feature you also have the ability to select an entity and include related tables or its table hierarchy
  • The addition of the generation of ASP.NET Web API services to the already impressive list of OpenAccess services (WCF, WCF OData v3, WCF OData v1, RESTful collection Service, AtomPub service)
  • A new type - BinaryStream allows you to stream binary data directly from the database with ease!
  • The ability to use RadControls for Ajax in the OpenAccess Dynamic Data Wizard instead of the stock Microsoft controls.

OpenAccess Services

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q:

Can we use stored procedures as a report data source?

A:

Yes, stored procedures along with their parameters are supported as data sources.

 

Q:

Can we convert Crystal Reports to Telerik Reports?

A:

Yes, we offer a Crystal report converter. Please, review this help article for more information: http://www.telerik.com/help/reporting/faq-available-converters.html

 

Q:

In what types of applications can we host a Telerik Report?

A:

Report Viewers are available for WinForms, Silverlight, WPF and ASP.NET.

 

Q:

Can we use other data sources other than a SQL Server database?

A:

Yes, Telerik Reporting supports a wide range of data sources including cubes, relational databases, business objects, ORMs (such as OpenAccess), XML, and any ADO.NET data source. This means support for SQL Analysis Services, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access, OLE DB, Excel, etc.  Telerik Reporting also supports web services as data sources, for instance OData services.

 

Q:

Can I automate the generation and publishing of a Telerik Report on a pre-defined schedule?

A:

Unfortunately, we do not offer a report server yet. But you can custom-code the scheduling feature and generate your reports with code using the Report Processor.  For more information see here: http://www.telerik.com/help/reporting/programmatic-exporting-report.html

 

Q:

Are user defined functions supported in the Report Designer?

A:

Yes, user defined functions are supported in both Visual Studio and Report Designer. See http://www.telerik.com/help/reporting/expressions-user-functions.html and http://www.telerik.com/help/reporting/standalone-report-designer-extending-configuration.html

 

Q:

What is the licensing model for the stand-alone Report Designer?

A:

You can distribute the Report Designer to all users in your organization, royalty-free as long as you have a project that uses Telerik Reporting.

 

Q:

Does the stand-alone Report Designer require the user to run as Administrator ?

A:

No, Telerik Reporting and the Report Designer do not require any elevated permissions to run them.

 

Q:

Will OpenAccess remain free forever?

A:

Yes, OpenAccess will remain a free product.  Support is also provided!

 

Q:

Is OpenAccess Streaming supported in ASP.NET MVC?

A:

Yes, OpenAccess streaming works well with ASP.NET MVC applications as shown in our webinar.

 

Q:

Will the new OpenAccess work with Visual Studio 2008?

A:

Yes, OpenAccess will work with Visual Studio 2008, however the new multi-diagram feature will be missing due to the technical limitations in Visual Studio 2008.

Q:

I have purchased DevCraft 2012 Q3, do we need to pay to use these new features?

A:

No, these new features are provided to you free of charge as part of your subscription.


WRAP-UP

We hope that you enjoyed learning all about what is new and awesome in Telerik Reporting and OpenAccess ORM. Please reach out to us and tell us what you would like to see in the future.  Whether it be new controls or features, we are here to help get your message heard, and we have awesome product teams that like to make sure that our products Deliver More Than Expected!

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About the Author

Carey Payette

is a Developer Advocate. You can follow Carey on Twitter @careypayette or read her personal blog at www.codingbandit.com.

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