Telerik Reporting is perfect for creating professional and comprehensive reports for an array of business needs in a fast and efficient manner. By using data items like Charts, Crosstabs and SubReports you can create interactive reports and achieve many reporting scenarios (dashboards, sales reports and invoices, inventory reports and more).
Telerik Reporting pioneered the concept of codeless report creation, which we refer to as Easibility. It offers countless helper wizards, tools, and error indicators to guide you in the report creation process. Once you try it you will find that creating reports is quick and easy: after all you need to take control over your data, not your reporting tool. And this holds true for both developers and end-users alike.
End-User Report Designer
The Telerik end-user Report Designer empowers report authors with creating, editing and sharing ad-hoc reports. It is a standalone tool which uses the latest UI standards to assist end-users with the process of creating reports and analyzing data on their machines. It is packaged as a single EXE file, which does not require installation. It shares many of the features of the Visual Studio Report Designer, but is geared towards end-users who may not be familiar with the programming paradigms. Read more.
Visual Studio Report Designer
The Report Designer in Visual Studio .NET allows developers to quickly create and style ad-hoc reports, and to embed and distribute them in the .NET platform of their choice (ASP.NET, Ajax, MVC, Silverlight, WPF, WinForms, and Azure). The Visual Studio Report Designer uses the full power of the IDE to provide intuitive and developer-friendly environment for creating and editing reports on demand.
Innovative Report Design Canvas
Telerik Reporting was the first reporting tool in the industry to provide “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) report generation. Used in both the developer and the end-user report designers, you can add and edit charts, tables, and groups, fill them with data, calculate values, style them to your preference, and even preview the. Item rotation, in-line editing, report zooming, drag-and-drop data binding, and a slew of additional features are also available directly in the report designers.
The canvas of the report designer simulates graph paper and represents the actual layout of the report elements as they would appear on a printed sheet of paper. There are no bulky section dividers or other elements that clog the canvas; all page and report elements (such as headers, footers and detail sections) can be added or removed via a context menu.
To make the process of accurate positioning, aligning, and sizing of report elements easy and intuitive, Telerik Reporting implements some techniques used in drawing software, such as gridlines, item snapping for perfect positioning, on-canvas item dimensions, and report panning.
Effective Report Wizards for Quick Report Creation
Creating new reports should not be an adventure. Telerik Reporting provides an easy to use Report Wizard which helps you create your report in a flash. Simply start it, select your data source, and choose one of the predefined layouts and professionally styled themes. It is that simple and no coding is required. In addition to creating reports, the Report Wizard also provides a handy way to configure label settings in case you decide to create a Label Report.
With the help of the numerous other wizards and tools, the process of creating reports is extremely intuitive, with almost no learning involved.
Convert and Reuse Legacy Reports
If you already have a reporting tool in place, you probably already have some reports in use. Chances are that with Telerik Reporting there is no need to recreate these reports, because they can be reused with the help of the automatic Report Converter Wizard, which supports converting Crystal Reports *, XtraReports *, and Active Reports * to Telerik Reports in minutes.
In addition, the built-in Project Upgrade Wizard will help you migrate your existing Telerik Reporting projects to newer or older Telerik versions in an instant, taking care of all compatibility issues on the fly. It will even create a backup of your existing project, if needed. The upgrades are effortless and trouble-free.
* Crystal Reports is a trademark of SAP; Active Reports is a trademark of Data Dynamics; XtraReports is a trademark of Developer Express Inc.
Visualize and Present Data with Drag and Drop
All Telerik Reporting items, such as charts, tables, crosstabs, and data source components are used with simple drag-and-drop. Upon dropping the item on the report canvas, custom-built wizards will be invoked which will help you (or the end-user) to set up the report items in a fast and efficient manner.
Styling and Formatting Reports
The Report Designers from Telerik come with handy tools and wizards which will assist you in styling the reports the way you need them to. The designers offer reusable styles (copy style from one item and apply it to another), basic HTML text formatting, and Excel-like conditional formatting.
Quick Access to Report Elements
The Report Explorer displays the tree representation of the report structure, including the items used, all parameters/filters, as well as the global styles that are being used in the report. Using the Explorer, you can quickly access any element in your report, a simple or a complex one, and create/edit styles and parameters, which makes the report management process much easier.
Data Explorer for Drag and Drop Data Binding
The Data Explorer shows the relevant database and calculated fields (preset formulas) that are available in your report. You can use it to drag and drop a field onto your report for quick, codeless, and intuitive quick item creation and binding.