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John Reynolds asked on 07 Jul 2020, 09:22 PM

Hello,

I'm contemplating letting go of ActiveReports and moving to Telerik Reports (for which we're licensed but don't use).

Part of the "straw that broke the camel's back" is the recent migration that AR is experiencing in moving to .Net Core, and the pain therein for them (and us).

We are a huge user of the Section Report format (code basically). Come to find out, they haven't ported that to .Net Core (yet). So we're going through significant hurdles to convert.

All of our reports are basically this: pass datatable or list of object to the report as the data source, and export that report to PDF.

Has anyone made the conversion here from AR to Telerik and can provide any information on the experience?

Thank you,

-J

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Todor
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answered on 10 Jul 2020, 10:46 AM

Hello John,

We provide a tool for automatic conversion from ActiveReports to Telerik Reporting reports that I suggest using - see Converting reports from ActiveReports KB for details.

You may use DataTables, Lists of objects, or other business objects as a report data source through the ObjectDataSource component.

If you need to export the report in PDF without displaying it in a viewer, you may use the ReportProcessor class - see Exporting report programmatically. In .NET Core, the ReportProcessor exposes a second constructive where you may pass the configuration settings. For details, you may see the How to pass configuration settings to ReportProcessor in ASP.NET Core application that does not use the REST Service KB article.

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Todor
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