Telerik Reporting features an intelligent OLAP engine which boosts performance and efectively balances the latest trends of data processing by minimizing the use of both server and client resources by only using the data needed by the report. It allows you to connect report items to different types of data sources declaratively, and without requiring code.
The OLAP engine comes with all the needed backing to give you full control over the data in your reports (via expressions, parameters, and more).
The Reporting engine also allows for rendering and exporting reports in the most common formats:
- Excel 97-2010
- Word 2007-2010
- PowerPoint 2007-2010
- MHTML (Web Archive
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- Comma separated values (CSV)
- GDI+ formats
Report Viewers and Report Embedding
With Telerik Reporting you can deliver reports directly to any .NET business application, be it a desktop or web-based application.
The reporting engine can be embedded in your application to produce the report directly in a supported format, or the ready reports can be viewed directly in a report viewer, where we guarantee the same look of the reports, regardless of the platform. All report viewers (but Windows Forms) come with a predefined set of themes that will allow you to customize their appearance to fit the design of your application.
Supported .NET platforms are:
- ASP.NET MVC
- Windows Forms
Report Designers (Visual Studio and End-user)
Telerik Reporting offers two fully featured report designers. One is integrated in Visual Studio and the other is a stand-alone end-user desktop tool. Both offer an innovative report design surface which simulates graph paper and represents the actual layout of the report elements as they would appear on a printed sheet of paper.
Many wizards assist in the report creation process, from creating complex layouts, to styling reports, and manipulating data in a fraction of the time these tasks take with other tools:
- Report Wizard with Layouts and Templates
- Report Conversion Wizard (from XtraReports, Crystal Reports and Active Reports)
- Group Explorer
- Report Explorer
- Data Explorer
- Format Builder
- Conditional Formating Builder
- Expression Builder and more
The product comes with comprehensive documentation in which you will find detailed information and examples for all Telerik Reporting features and functionalities.
The demos of Telerik Reporting are available online, however in the installation you will find a set of source code and ready-to-use C# and VB.NET Visual Studio projects, showcasing the capabilities of the product. Among the features demonstrated are drill-through reports, hyperlinks, cross tabs, charts and more. All examples come with source code.