Telerik Reporting offers advanced end-user capabilities that provide self-service data exploration in a visual and understandable way. Users will appreciate the interactive content drilling down and drill though, the easy to use report parameters, the printing and exporting capabilities which are available in web based and windows forms applications. These features can easily be added to any report and do not sacrifice the report performance.
Interactive reports give freedom to end-users to explore data in a visual and interactive way in order to gain insight on how aggregates were arrived at, what each high-level number means, and view the raw data pertaining to a high level concept. The interactivity features are available in all Telerik Report Viewers (WPF, Silverlight, WinForms, ASP.NET). This means that developers will be able to deliver a rich report environment to business users without worrying about platform limitations.
Drill-down and drill-up (expand/collapse) report interactivity allows front-line workers to analyze data directly in the application by either starting from the summary/aggregate information and drilling down to the detailed data which makes up the summary, or drilling up from the facts to the aggregate;
Drill-through reports - By adding drill-through functionality to your reports you will allow business users to drill-through data and get a better understanding of the information presented. A drill-through report is a report that is opened when a user clicks on a dedicated link in another report.
Report Parameters - Easy-to-use interactive report parameters are a key highlight of Telerik Reporting because they allow users to modify the report and its data on the fly in order to get a deeper understanding of the data presented.
Bookmarks – Use bookmarks and bookmark links when you want to provide a customized table of contents or direct users to key locations in a report. You can add a bookmark link to any item that has the Action property.
Hyperlinks – Add a hyperlink to any report item and allow end-users to access external Web pages by simply clicking on that item in the report. You can add hyperlinks to text, images, and charts or any other item that has the Action property.
Report parameters are used to filter/sort/group data, specify the data to be used in a report, connect related reports and subreports, modify presentation, and even change report properties.
Changing a parameter in any Telerik report viewer does not require a form refresh - this can be set to be done automatically, with the needed validation, enhancing the report usability and providing a pleasant experience when working with the report parameters. See online demo.
Exporting and Saving Reports
Telerik Reporting can save report definitions in XML and export reports in the most commonly used formats, such as Excel 97+ (Biff and Office Open XML), PowerPoint 2007+, Word 2007+, PDF, MHTML, CSV, RTF, and all graphic formats that are supported by GDI+. This feature is appreciated by business analysts because it allows them to handle reports and data outside the application, forward a report to another user, perform additional analysis in Excel, or just archive a report in PDF format.
Printing in Telerik Reporting is built-in, which guarantees the same printing experience in all supported platforms. Telerik Reporting uses its own paging and rendering capabilities to ensure exact positioning of elements when printing. True Printing through the Web Viewers and Silverlight’s native printing capabilities are also supported.
The Document Map is a separate pane in the report viewer that displays a list of bookmarked report items in a TOC-like format. It allows the end-users to quickly navigate through a report and/or track their location in it. See demo.